Little foxes

We recently read Song of Songs for my Bat Mitzvah study group, including the line that inspired the title of the Lillian Hellman play:

Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.

I thought of that when we found out that we have a family of foxes living outside our new vacation home at Stinson Beach. Check out these photos by our co-owner Gary Yabrove:

Mother fox on our deck / Photo credit: Gary Yabrove

 and

Fox in the yard / Photo credit: Gary Yabrove

and

Fox with dead rabbit on the deck / Photo credit: Gary Yabrove

We’ve spotted a mother, father and four kits in the early morning hours. They aren’t ruining our vineyards — we have one grapevine, which doth not a vineyard make — but the kits have been trampling a garden bed filled with succulents and strawberries.

BUT we are happy to have them and, unlike the Biblical poet, will not try to catch them.

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