After being in Germany for a week, it was my turn to open the chicken coop at 06:30. That’s OK, jet-lag had me up at 4 am anyway. I wandered out with coffee in hand and saw something dart across the yard and stop in the neighbor’s driveway. In my early morning, pre-caffeinated haze, I thought “wow that’s a big cat”, then an adrenaline rush and a double take. HUGE fox! We both eyeballed each other for a few seconds pondering our next moves. I took a step toward it (there may have been some cursing, from me, not the fox) and it ran off. Score one for the biped. I’m guessing he/she will be back though….
Note to self: ALWAYS shut the coop at night.