Thursday 3 April 2008

Watching TV

New programme on RTE on Tuesday evening - "Living the Wildlife" with Colin Stafford Johnson. The very first animal featured, in the very first episode, was the fox! Just on the edge of Dublin city!

Beautiful photography and some remarkable footage of a tame fox begging for food, and even nosing into Colin's camper van!

The footage of parent foxes with cubs was absolutely classic, just as we have seen them here dozens of times.

I felt pleased to hear even a "proper wildlife expert" admit, like me, that it is extremely difficult to sex a fox by eye alone. And to note the careful, attentive parenting that adults give cubs.

Here is the web address and you can watch the episode by clicking on "watch this episode" in the page.

I'm really looking forward to seeing this programme every Tuesday!

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