Fox Up a Tree
Åsa's partner Anders lives in the countryside just outside Stockholm, and his garden is always full of wildlife. To help the birds survive the cold he's hung a great big slab of pork rind from a tree. Irresistable to a fox as well. Writes Åsa,
"It kept tearing at the rind, fell down, jumped up again, nearly got its neck stuck in the tree-fork, almost strangling itself, got a piece loose, hopped down and started gnawing at it, back up again etc. Finally it gave up and slowly ambled away. What a show!"The birds to the left are blue tits, Parus caeruleus. They're often seen in the company of great tits (boy am I gonna get Google hits now), Parus major. That species is called talgoxe in Swedish, meaning "tallow ox", because they really like pork rind too.
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