Foxes Get Comfortable Too

We’re used to seeing deer, raccoon, skunks and occasional turkeys around our homes.  In the past few weeks, people living in the hills between Oakland and Berkeley have spotted a fox or two lounging right in their backyards!

Normally, the foxes are spotted running in stealth mode. I have seen them scurrying along, particularly on open hillsides in the East Bay Regional Parks. This photographic proof is fascinating, since the fox looks like some domesticated cat or dog.

Wild Life in the North Hills serves as our active repository for sightings, especially in the northern reaches of Oakland.  All neighbors are encouraged to take snapshots of mammals, birds, insects, plants and more.  The recent finds are uploaded for the month, and then categorized accordingly.  We’re impressed by Kay Loughman, an expert birder who faithfully oversees and maintains this great resource.


3 Responses to “Foxes Get Comfortable Too”

  1. 1 Ken Gibson
    February 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    What fun! Thanks.

  2. 2 JP
    February 14, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I saw a roadkilled fox on the side of Hwy 13 at the Park Blvd on-ramp last week – I wasn’t sure that’s what it was till I saw this photo. Sad that it was roadkill, but cool (and strange) to know there are foxes so close to my ‘hood.

  3. 3 livegreen
    March 12, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    There aren’t enough escape tunnels on Hwy 13 for animals to cross. They get stuck in the middle…

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