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.