Today when I got back to work from lunch, a little red fox (Vulpes vulpes alascensis) was exploring the parking lot. I like red foxes--they're ridiculously cute, and they have a very distinctive trot. The fox today was trotting from one end of the parking lot to the other end, but couldn't help sniffing around a few places to satisfy its curiosity. I had seen a red fox in my neighborhood a few months ago, and it seemed just as curious about me (from a distance) as I was of it. I was walking along the road, and it was on the opposite side of the road in the trees. I stopped and was looking at it, and it was looking right at me, sniffing at me. We both just stood staring at each other for about fifteen seconds before the fox lost interest and wandered off into the woods.
I like foxes.