Hennie van Heerden's Wildlife Diary

October 22, 2010

The melancholy of the fox

Filed under: October — Hennie van Heerden @ 9:10 pm

Two days in the AWD.

Boy, the weather wasn’t really co-operative! The objective was Fallow Deer but they hardly showed. But my favorite animal of all, the fox, made a smashing appearance! Not only she, but her brother also. Everytime I see these beautiful animals my heart just aches. Here in Holland the general opinion is that the only good fox is a dead one. Hurray for the people at the AWD that they don’t seem to feel that way. I really think that for many people it is quite rare  to see a fox up close. Certainly in the area I live I never see them! I really cherish the moments I can share with these wonderful, sly and cunning creatures.

The strange thing is that being in the neighorhood of beautiful animals like this seems to emphasize my own mood. Today I feel like I’ve lost a friend I didn’t even meet yet. Silly thoughts but somehow it does hurt.

To lighten up things: Below is what happens when you are not careful with your equipment! 🙂
This is the male fox; the brother of the female above.




  1. wat een prachtige woorden….wat een mooie foto die van het vrouwtje…net also ze naar je kijkt en lacht…..

    Comment by nldazu — October 23, 2010 @ 8:04 pm | Reply

  2. Nice shots Hennie 🙂 I was at the AWD this weekend and wish I had been as lucky as you in seeing the fox. I was able to find some of the deer, but not much action yet, and no good shots. Might try again this weekend……

    Comment by Simon — October 26, 2010 @ 6:44 pm | Reply

  3. Beautiful images Hennie. The same applies here is Australia. Rabbits and foxes are a farmers worst friend. Sad to say.

    Comment by Alexanda McCormick — October 31, 2010 @ 12:46 am | Reply

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