The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: The Unexpected
This post was inspired by Sue’s unexpected post The Fox
One afternoon I was sitting with my bestie on her verandah having a cuppa and suddenly over the mound of recently created mulch pile came a face that is hardly ever seen at her place. This was quite unexpected. I managed a quick photo before it disappeared down the hill heading to the neighbours chook house no doubt.
Foxes were bought by the early English settlers who missed their Fox Hunts.
“The European red fox was deliberately introduced
to Australia for recreational hunting in 1855 and fox
populations became established in the wild in the
early 1870s. Within 100 years, the fox had spread
across most of Australia”
“2012 estimates indicate that there are more than
7.2 million red foxes in Australia”
The Fox has been a major contributor to the decline of many Australian small native species – Bilbys, Night Parrots, Numbats, some Wallaby species and so many native rodents.