Here comes a totally random post, but it's full of cute so I feel it's justified.
My father had told me that a fox pup appeared on a daily basis around his summer cottage, and this weekend I got to see it for myself!
The fox came both nights we stayed there. He hung around for about 30-45 minutes each time and gladly helped himself to the eggs, potatoes and bread that we treated him with. He wasn't very shy, as you can see from this footage I posted on Youtube, and quite adorable.
An 18th century person wouldn't have been very glad to have a fox hanging around his country house, of course, since they are keen on chickens, sheep and other farm animals (ha! I managed to sneek an 18th c. reference in after all!) but we keep no birds and the cat was safe back in town so we were quite delighted over Mr or Miss Fox's visits. And hope for many more to come.