The other afternoon, my hens were out in the garden.
My friend and l were having a cup of tea in the sunshine and a chat after working hard in the garden.
I said, ‘I picked up fox poo this morning so l must keep my eyes open for foxes whilst the hens are out’.
He said, ‘Foxes are nocturnal and there won’t be any around now’.
I disagreed, and said, ‘l have seen them in the garden at any time of the day’.
We continued chatting and he suddenly said, ‘Fox’. I looked in the distance and there was this greyish blackish thing right next to my three hens.
I screamed at it and the ‘fox’ ran away. It was smallish, l’d say it was quite young.
I was in such a state but so relieved my hens were ok. I would have been mortified if the ‘fox’ had injured, or killed any of them and would’ve felt it was my fault.
I questioned, if it was a fox as l have only ever seen brown and white ones. My friend was adamant it was a fox.
So l ask, is there such a thing as a black, or greyish fox?