Welcome to Fox Friday, the weekly collection of the best urban fox photos of the week from the Bone Yard, a feeding station at an undisclosed location in the heart of Midland, Texas.
Last week I wrote about Fat Cat, the domestic cat that has developed a sense of entitlement to the food put out for the foxes. Feral cats have been a problem since Fox Friday began, and I doubled the food so there would be some left for the foxes. That worked to some degree, but those cats are voracious eaters. However, Fat Cat wears a collar and probably has her own source of food without having to steal the foxes' food. But no. She's a remorseless feline out to take what's not hers.
The cat simply sits on the spot where I put the food. One night when she just sat there waiting for the handout I practiced a little tough love and didn't put out any food at all. Unfortunately, punishing the cats means punishing the foxes, too.
Anyway, sorry for the anti-cat rant, but I just had to get that out of my system. Let's see some foxes.
These photos were of Old Crooked Tail taken on three different nights.
Last but not least, here's Dragon Tail, the youngster who had been following Old Crooked Tail around. Maybe she's struck out on her own. In any event, I hope she becomes a regular here. If only those darn cats would go practice their thievery somewhere else.
That's it for this Fox Friday. See ya next week!