In this case the fox said nothing.
We had gotten up at 4am to go to Waterton National Park for the day. South of Longview we started to see a lot of Elk but they were all on way up on the hills and out of camera range. Just past Chain Lakes there was a Bald Eagle perched on a fence post not more than 20 feet away from the road. As soon as we stopped he flew off before I could even get my lens cap off. We got to Waterton and did a quick drive around the Bison Paddock all the Bison were far off the road but I did get a few shots of a Mountain Bluebird, a bird I had been trying get pictures of for a few years. A drive down the Red Rock Parkway didn't yield any good pictures either despite seeing a Golden Eagle. We headed into the Waterton town-site and went for a walk down the beach and spent some time taking pictures of a Tree Swallow.
By this time I was getting a little dejected from not seeing anything great to take pictures of. That was when I saw what I thought was a Fawn laying in the snow. When I zoomed in on it I realized(much to my delight) that it was a Red Fox. Getting pictures of a Fox was high on my "wishlist" as i had only seen them twice both time when the camera was at home. I fired off a couple shots and crept a little closer the fox ran off a little ways and sat down, so I crept closer again. This started what became almost like a game that went on for the next ten or fifteen minutes. I get closer take a few pictures and she back off a bit and sit down waiting for me. At times she even laid down and closed her eyes not seeming to care that I was there. When I ducked behind a building to get in some shade and check the pictures I had taken she came looking for me to see where I went. Getting to spend time like this which such a beautiful animal made this a day that I will always remember.
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