Oak Fox

Oak Tree Down

Oak Tree Down

The fierce winds this fall have been wreaking havoc on the trees around here…some have been ripped out by their roots, and others cracked in half. The trees that fall across roads and power lines are removed, but the ones in the park are left in place…

 

Wildlife Tree

Wildlife Tree

…and labelled.  Carrot Soup is hoping to spot some wildlife feeding, sheltering or nesting, but the animals seem a little shy…

Tree Roots

Tree Roots

…she peered and poked and prodded, but the puddle at the base of the tree throw didn’t appear to have any fish in it.

Fern forest

Fern forest

She explored the ferns into which the oak tree crashed, but did not spot any wildlife (though she did have the feeling that she was being followed).

 

Tree Canyon

Tree Canyon

The cracks and splinters inside a hollow of the broken oak were examined carefully…

Little fox

Little fox

…and at last the little vulpine decided Carrot Soup looked trustworthy, and it told her a sad story of how it lost its fox hole when the oak tree fell over.

 

rescue

rescue

Carrot Soup scooped up the fox, and brought it home with her, saying that she knew another little being affected by the loss of a tree…

 

Friends

Friends

…and Pip and Fox immediately began cheering each other up.

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20 thoughts on “Oak Fox

  1. lovely story, Pip and Fox look like perfect friends. That tree didn’t have a very extensive root system, it makes a good shelter for critters this winter and Fox seems to have found a new home.

    • The roots weren’t very wide, but they were deeper than I thought they’d be. Little Fox is happy in the Hitty Cupboard though we may encourage him to scamper off when spring comes.

  2. What a marvelous way to help out Mother Nature and her little ones in the outdoors! Thank you, Carrot Soup for showing us the wonderful tale of the fallen tree!

    • The mighty oak provides a service even now. It is nice to see it appreciated for all the good things it can do, not just as a standing up tree. Then it provided shade, and safety for the higher-up birds, now the lower down birds and animals will have shelter!

  3. Ooooooh! Gulp! Sniffle!
    What a wonderful story! What an excruciatingly cute little fox!
    I’m so pleased for Pip and the little fox.
    tcv

  4. how charming… and how adorable to see that wee fox with your little Pip. Carrot Soup is such a good big sister, great photos

  5. How sweet of Carrot Soup to take Fox back with her. Fox may have lost his hole in the tree, but is lucky to be welcomed into the Quimper hitty household

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