Double Trouble?

This morning, my dogs started yapping vigorously as they stared across my deck, looking down the frozen Oxbow Lake.

I wasn’t sure what they saw initially, until, in the distance, I spotted what looked like a fox trotting from the embankment toward the islands.

A few seconds later, he turned and ran towards us, infuriating my dogs.

Then there were two! The other one was already on the island (left). He came right up to our dock, and just stood there, oblivious to the racket my dogs were now making.

We were privileged to view them for a couple of minutes. I just wish I’d had a better camera with a zoom lens. I should have put that on my Christmas list!

They both look in wonderful condition!

Shortly after seeing them, our Siamese cat went missing. It was pretty cold out today, so we didn’t think she went out, but we were worried.

It took us an hour to find her, cuddled up over a vent hidden under a drape. Those foxes were lucky, because she’s good at clawing dog’s noses.

Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

3 thoughts on “Double Trouble?”

  1. Just watched a Black Eagle preen it’s feathers in a 80′ Ash next to the Erie Canal…then flew away. So much for the EERP project having a negative affect on wildlife along the Erie…more than ever this has allowed for more availability to see nature at its best..

    The bird was huge as it flew away…slowly scanning the Erie Canal as it travelled west along the trailway, looking for its next meal. Sure it has an easier time now catching rodents along the embankment that shouldn’t be

    Take care, Doug K


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