Posted by Monty, Greenspace Ranger
Being a Greenspace Ranger doesn’t mean that you meet with wildlife every day, but there’s always the off-chance that if you keep your senses aware and your eyes open, you might just get lucky.
Here’s a lovely dog-fox I caught on camera yesterday near Maryburgh, south of Kinross.
As he came across the field towards me, I stood perfectly still. I happened to be downwind of him, with my back to the sun, so he wouldn’t have seen me standing there. He came right across the field in front of me and after I’d taken a couple of photos, I made a deliberate noise to watch his reaction. He stopped and sniffed the air, though I doubt he could smell anything unusual. Nevertheless he turned and trotted unhurriedly back across the way he came. As he passed under the fence at the other side I happened to notice another large fox, perhaps the vixen, too far now for my poor camera skills.
Saying that, I captured this lovely view of Loch Leven with Vane hill just right of centre, around about the same time yesterday.