This rather scrawny-looking fox joined me when I was walking in the woods above the dam on July 10th. He/she had given a blood curdling yelp (as foxes do) and came out on to the path just in front of me. It was small and young looking – its tail was not very long but had the ‘correct’ markings at the end and it didn’t seem to know what to do about me. It must have been eating something as it looks as if it has a bit of grass in its mouth.

After sitting and staring rather malevolently at me for a couple of minutes, it trotted off ahead of me and eventually took off into the woods. I kept on going and glanced back a few times, but it did not follow me.


PHOTO: Lee Pugh in Whitehorse