Now that we know for sure that Felicia is gone, it seems Baby Felicia is here to stay, in her place. I see her out in the backyard from time to time, so she survived one of our coldest winters to date. Our plants, shrubs and trees didn't survive, but the little fox surely did (note that there are no longer 8 feet tall Oleanders). Anyway, we know it isn't Felicia because she is so scared of us. I can't seem to get a decent picture of her unless she's asleep on the roof, which is still quite the challenge). She runs whenever she sees me (even though foxes are practically legally blind), which means she must sense my presence in some other animalistic way.
So, I believe it's time to name this little girl. I'm not sure if she's had any pups yet but I did see her scarfing a little squirrel a few days ago, before jumping up and over the concrete block fence, that leads to the garden. If she has indeed had pups, she's still hiding them out in one of her dens around our property, since they are blind for the first 10 days of life. Perhaps I'll get to see them very soon. I wish she trusted us more, but I'm sure that time will make her more comfortable with us. Hopefully.
Approximately one month ago I took a short video of the baby girl up on the roof.
Then, a few days ago I tried to get a shot of her but had the flash on for the first one, which didn't work because it was dusk at the time. By the time I was able to catch a shot, she was too far away and already on the fence, on her way to the garden den I suppose.
I thought I could post a voting widget but apparently that's too far beyond my mental capacity for me to handle, so I'm just going to throw out some names I've come up with. Please leave a comment on which name you like best or you can even offer an additional suggestion for a name. Okay? Let's. Do. This.
So, here are the names I've come up with:
Fertita The Fox
Francesca The Fox
Fergie The Fox
Fanny The Fox
Fifi The Fox
So, let me know what you think of the names......