with Horse and Hound

Red Fox Hunting In Snow

fox and mouse.doug piferDoug Pifer illustration, courtesy of the Pennsylvania Game Commission

Several inches of snow blanketed the ground when I went to the barn to feed the animals. Snow stuck to every branch, stem, and twig, but my eye caught a glimpse of movement in the buffer of trees along the stream. Ducking behind the barn to avoid detection, I glimpsed a red fox about to spring into the air and pounce on a mouse.

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