Anthony and I were shifting sheep from one farm to another when we came across these two foxes sitting in the middle of the road.
As we all know, foxes aren’t native to Australia and cause immense amount of damage to our native fauna. They’re also a foe to new born lambs. They are instinctive killers and will work in pairs to trap a ewe with twins into protecting one lamb, leaving the other one by its self for the foxes’ evening meal. I’ve seen lambs with mortal damage, still alive with its mum standing over it, willing it to live. Foxes are downright cruel.
This time of the year, the foxes are a bit starry eyed. Love affected! It’s time for them to pair up for mating season. We often see them together, in dizzy oblivion to the rest of the world. I was almost on top of these two before they realized I was there – hard to hide in a big white ute with a grumbling diesel engine, I know!
I managed to snap this photo before they ran off, but I’m hoping we might see them again on our rounds at night.