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.

fox in its "dune den"
I set up the camera on the top floor outside of my office on a tripod and just ran a long cable release to my desk, so when it got up to look around I could get a shot or two.  Unlike deer, it didn't seem to care what was looking at it.
I set up the camera on the top floor outside of my office on a tripod and just ran a long cable release to my desk, so when it got up to look around I could get a shot or two. Unlike deer, it didn't seem to care what was looking at it.
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