Thursday, 15 September 2011

The fox and the fallow buck

Thinking back at some of the titles i,ve used for posts they have been very simplistic and often,the above is a classic example,sounded like the title of a fable from Aesop.Well this story goes like this;A wise and ancient fox wanders during a nights hunting into a wooded glade and pauses,the heavy scraping sound of hooves coming closer is familiar but not scary and could be helpful,he sits down semi-hiding behind a tree just to make sure.Maybe if he got a little closer the buck may stir up a mouse to be caught.Then,he scratches an itch while waiting,maybe just to be seen to be not bothered in the presence of such a large and majestic animal.Hold on,the buck with the huge antlers is moving,he had better move too just so he doesn,t miss anything.Then both catch sight of a strange glowing red object in front of them that they haven,t seen before which is the trail camera,the fox is wary of it things like that usually have a lot to do with humans and he has learnt to stay out of there way for the most part,not much puts off a buck of this size but both don,t hang around and are gone.Neither the fox didn,t get to his grand old age by not taking notice of out of the place happenings and acting accordingly nor did the monster buck reach his size,stature and ownership of such a huge set of antlers by waiting for something that could get disasterous to happen.
Not anything like a fable i know and i,m just guessing the bit about a mouse but i wonder if the likes of Aesop saw animals like our buck and fox together who don,t normally mix and then came up with a story to match,just like i have done i suppose......

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