There is something that grabs our attention when a red fox is concerned. Seeing a fox going about its day is always an exciting experience and watching one in nature is a moment never forgotten. But even red foxes rest every now and then, as this male is doing.
I encountered red fox in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming one January morning. It was a chilly, overcast morning, but the sun was just beginning to peek out from the clouds above. All of us out and about took a few moments to rejoice in the newfound, and quite welcome, warmth.
The fox, which had been hunting, decided to curl up for a few moments. It spotted me, but since I was doing nothing more than keeping a good distance, decided that I was not a concern. It just lazily watched me as I was watching him, and the two of us were in no hurry.
After a little while, he decided it was time to get back to his day again. He got up, stretched, stretched again, and slowly resumed the task of hunting for his breakfast. I watched him a while longer, and he glanced over at me now and again. We parted ways after that, but Fox Curl is a moment I treasure.