"To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world....”
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
**In the summer of 2011 during a drought some wild gray foxes started coming to our yard from the nearby field and woods for water. We started tossing them grapes for a healthy snack. By the next spring they were doing well and still dropped by almost every night. One was a beautiful male with a notch out of his ear so I started calling him Nacho.
That was the beginning of a five year "friendship" with Nacho and his family. He was friendly, but not tame. We never tried to touch him. Sometimes when I was outside, he would just come and stay close by.
I know many of you came to love him through photos. My portfolio has about fifty shots of Nacho and the other foxes scattered over the past five years.
I'm very sad to say that Nacho is gone. Sometimes we would not see him for a week or more then he would show up, but this time it has been eight months, and his mate Scruffy comes with Mouse. Foxes mate for life so she would not be with him if Nacho was still here. He was a wild fox, and there are many things that could have happened. We will probably never know, and that might be best. I miss him so much! So this week is my tribute to Nacho.
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