An unwanted visitor

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.

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  1. We closed the coop up one night over the summer, and when we came out to open it in the morning, a RAT came running down the gangplank, followed by four chickens shooting like bullets out the door! When we put them to bed, there was no sign of any issues – but apparently we had locked the poor rat in.

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