The temperature dipped to around zero for a while early this morning so I was thankful to see that there hadn’t been a frost and all was okay when I looked round.
Afterwards I’d started doing some plotting when something over my left shoulder caught my eye. When I looked round I found that it was a fox drinking from the the washing-up bowl pond by the log pile.
When it had finished it then came closer and went onto the potato patch.
It was only about ten feet away and stood there looking around and at me before it turned, went across where I’ll be growing the climbing beans and headed off the plot.
This is the dark one we’ve been seeing recently, but now has a mostly light-grey coat and looks in fairly good condition.
I was delighted to see this wonderful animal close-up and take a few photos.