Travels

Mid-Winter Wildlife at Duck

It's mid-winter on the Outer Banks. The holidays are gone, almost no one's renting houses, and most businesses are shuttered until late March. Very few occupied houses and no street lights mean dark nights. All of that adds up to the sort of quiet that makes the wildlife bolder. In December and January, the deer have returned and we had a visitor -- a gray fox. All of the information that I could find says that gray foxes on the beach are rare... but we had one nestled in the dune for a few days.

Time for a stretch
The napping fox would get up every 40 minutes or so, look around and change positions.  It's a gray fox, by the way -- the difference is that the gray fox has a black tip on its tail, while a red fox has a white tip on its tail.
The napping fox would get up every 40 minutes or so, look around and change positions. It's a gray fox, by the way -- the difference is that the gray fox has a black tip on its tail, while a red fox has a white tip on its tail.
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