Friday, 3 August 2012
Foxes are thriving in Tameside
If you watch the video above you will see a group of foxes that I often feed, eating together. They absolutely love dried dog food and they visit to eat when ever I leave it out for them. What a difference compared to this sad scene recorded at the same place last November.
People who enjoy watching these videos will recall the two badgers who also used to come and eat and relax at this spot. Well the two badgers are no more. One has disappeared, so now a very lonely looking badger comes to eat by itself.
There is no denying that the solitary badger is the boss when it comes to arguments over who is eating first. Despite the foxes numerical advantage, the badger is the dominant animal in this little ecosystem. It sometimes comes out to eat while it is still light and I recently had a close encounter with it as it was too busy eating to notice me walking towards it. When it saw me it looked up at me and stood still staring for a few seconds before scurrying off. I would love to know how it looked so immaculately clean despite living in a hole dug into the ground.