It is surprising how much wildlife lives among us in the middle of the city. Of course, I am referring to wild critters and not wild times drinking and getting into fights at bars.
Over the years, I have posted many pictures of the little bunnies and the squirrels – both red and grey as well as several bird species that I see daily. I have also seen White-tail Deer, Coyote, Raccoon, Porcupine, and Groundhog, as well as the footprints of a Skunk. Today, I saw a critter that I have never seen in the city before – a Red Fox.
He crossed the road in front of me in a fairly open area near railroad tracks in the middle of the city. It is an industrial area – so just businesses around and open space.
Last week I saw a deer walk across the road in front of me while I was driving to work one morning. I have seen deer in that area before but always when it is too dark to get a picture, and I do not take my camera to work with me anyway.
I am still upset with myself for missing a picture of the Coyote. It was a beautiful day with gorgeous lighting in the late afternoon when I saw him trotting along the ice on the Red River near my home. He was even on my side of the river – but I didn’t take my camera with me that day. I almost always have it, but left it at home that day – so Chester and I just stood there and watched him go by.
I didn’t get a picture of the Red Fox today either. I was driving to the store and do not generally have a camera with me – other than my phone, but he was gone too quickly for me to pull over, get out my phone and still manage to get a picture of him – so I just watched him trot into the bushes on the other side of the road.
I should live outside the city, where sightings like these are everyday occurrences instead of rare encounters. I would certainly never tire of watching the wildlife.
These 2 deer were not in the city – but just north of Winnipeg at Birds Hill Park.