Here is the fox in the header at the moment. He appears everyday at about 4 o'clock, stands in the playground, then walks across and through a little hole in the fence. Down to the side of the fence is a tangle of shrubs and trees, and the foxes live in there. One family that is. I think there are two more on the site, one up near the carpark and one on the hill at the top of the school where there is quite a big hole. Foxes are really common here-though I still love seeing them. A lot of people don't like them, and they do cause problems with rubbish being strewn everywhere, and on occassion have attacked people-children in fact-by going into people's gardens or houses.
We once had one in our kitchen at our last place-he had come up the back stairs, and the cats were staring into the room which is what alerted me. He was hiding under the table, and just slunk away when I went in the room. Often you see ones that are very undernourished or ill looking. This one is a healthy looking fox though, and not scared of people. He walked across the playground towards where I was, behind the door, looked straight at me, and opened and closed his mouth in a very deliberate way. I wonder what it meant.