Ok, Void since you invited me
When I was a wee kid I would roam around the country side as a "tracker hermit" and spy on dens.
Years ago, much grown up, running my route in the woods, training martial arts, on one of my tracks, which were allways "off track", to train my
balance, in the woods, between towering beech and ash a Fox ran up beside me.
Fifteen meters away I could see every detail on him. At first I thought he was ill, but then he looked at me and kept on running, I moved closer, a
couple meters and he didn't budge. We ran together for several minutes and then I had to cross a stream and he took another direction. But I had eye
contact with this being several times.
I had other "odd" encounters with animals in this area, but that is an other tale.
A later encounter, where I live now.
There is a bit of conifer plantation across from my house. I had seen Fox lurking on the lawn that seperates the trees from my house.
One morning I spotted them playing, an adult and a juvinle, jumping up and down off a tree stump, chaseing each other and mock fighting. It is dark,
I sneak out, stalk as best I can to the center of the lawn they are playing on and the adult senses me. She runs off a little and freezes, the
"baby" how ever puts up its nose and winds its way down to me. Perhaps five meters away it streches out its head, its ears erect, and I hardly dare
breath. he's bobbing his head up and down now, not knowing what to make of me. I moved slightly and they ran off.
These guys are playing in the street light, they know their turf. They know who and what is in their surroundings.
I miss them, I think some gun happy neighbors got them.
Now I only have my crows.