Sunday, October 18, 2009

An Uninvited Visitor

As we were pulling into our driveway after church, this is what we spotted on our roof...


It was seriously the creepiest thing I have ever seen!

It stayed up on the roof for over an hour while I frantically called Animal Control and Arizona Game and Wildlife. They said it is very common for foxes, skunks and racoons to live in the city. Really? Why haven't I ever seen one in my past 40+ years of living in Mesa? They said if the fox was bothering me I could either play a loud "talk radio" station to scare it, cut down the branch of the tree that hung over my roof, or place rags soaked in ammonia around the perimeter of my property! What??? At that point all I could do was laugh and enjoy the beauty of nature that was on my roof.

After all, that is what my little "wildlife activist" did while our foxy friend continued his unannounced visit.


Ruthann said...

I would have never imagined there could be a fox in the middle of Mesa, let alone your rooftop!

Jen Olson Brown said...

Hooray for animal right! Bennett looks so hansom in his Sunday clothes!