On the hunt

A couple of years ago, my husband and I took a drive from Saint John to Fredericton through the back roads. It was a beautiful crisp morning in early fall and we took the day off work. I was going to be taking a business trip in early December and I needed my passport. But we had an alterior motive as well that day, as we usually do!
As I said, it was a beautiful, crisp fall day, and every deer in the country should have been out playing in the fields so early in the morning! Well they weren’t! Plan foiled!
After arriving back in the city, we decided to go to the Aquarius for lunch. Mmmmmm serloin tips! Such a guilty pleasure, but oh soooooo good!
The day was still early, so we drove over to the Irving Nature Park for a walk. That is where we ran into this little fellow. As we were parking the car, we saw a gentleman walking down the hill to his vehicle, and coming out of the trees behind him was this red fox. I hopped out of the car with my camera in hand and started shooting. As you can see, his eyes were focused on me as he strutted down the hill and all the while I was thinking, “If he decides to attack, at least I will have some nice pictures”.

He didn’t attack. Apparently he would rather bite into a sandwich than a person. People think they are genuinely helping by feeding this fellow and his family, but it is sad because sooner or later someone will be bitten and this gorgeous animal will be put down.
This photo is another testament to the statement “you don’t always get what you want.” How does the rest of that go? “But you find sometimes you get what you need.” I didn’t get the photo of the eight point buck standing in a field of fall colour, snorting steam from his nostrils as he saw us approach, but I got something better. I was blessed to spend the day with the amazing man I married doing some of the things we love to do.


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