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Sunday visitor

We had a visitor today, well actually he has been visiting over several days, usually around 3.30 pm and marking his territory.


young fox

He is a little gregarious, trotting right up to our front door last week. We are close to a township park with a creek and woods, so he trots up through our neighbor's yard, they have a contemporary home that is cantilevered out over the hillside, He trots up their stairs and across the road and up our driveway.

Today, he simply trotted around the house and then sat down in the yard for a good scratch. 

Then he resumed his wanderings smelling something as he went, and following that scent trail, marking trees as he went.

Mean while as both our cats, Max and Sam are outdoor cats, with very sharp claws I wonder what our visitor would make of them. We did not find out as they were resting on our bed. But Sam likes to be out at night, as hard as we try to get him in, we are not always successful.

two cats on a bedJust because you live in the suburbs doesnot mean you miss out on the wildlife. Last year we had a bear that went through our yard, we did not see him, we just found the evidence later and heard about a young black bear who was in the area. He was later tranquilized and returned to a more rural area.

If you like flora and fauna, then Tredyffrin Easttown is a great place to live. We can help you find the right home, so contact Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. today,, office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543. And if you are thinking of selling your Tredyffrin Easttown home we are looking for new listings to market, so call us today.

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We have nice coyotes that circle our neighborhood looking for food

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) over 1 year ago

Wow! I'm guessing your vistor is a red fox? Isn't it just beautiful! I could live with visitors like that with no problem - well maybe not the bear. But isn't wildlife just the most exciting thing you'll find in your own backyard! I wonder what it's prowling for to eat or does it just feel safe and secure? Keep watching and keep us posted on more visitor stories. I love it!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 1 year ago

Nick and Trudy

It looks like you have a fox in the neighborhood.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 1 year ago

We occassionally get a fox in our area but they never seem to stick around. They are very skittish. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty & Management) over 1 year ago

OH MY GOSH, Nick!  Thank goodness your kitties were safe inside!  I'd be terrified for them to be outdoors when Mr. Fox is around - they're no match for him!  

We have a fox family in our neighborhood but, our fenced yard keeps them out (we have the very narrow railing so, our pets can't get out either)! We see them on the other side of the fence and always race to get our pets in - just in case!  

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 1 year ago

Good morning Nick and Trudy.  I wouldn't like to see a confrontation between your visitor and your cats.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Good Morning Nick and Trudy - it is a beautiful fox.  We have foxes and coyotes in our area.  We need to keep our dogs and cats inside because of that.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

Nick & Trudy, as cute as that fox is, they sure would love a meal of a kitty.   We have had a few foxes in our neighborhood, and the outdoor kitties disappeared.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 1 year ago

Harry F. D'Elia we may have the odd coyote around here, but foxes are more common.

Patricia Feager I think I am glad I missed the bear, we get a lot of fauna through our yard, white taildeer who do a lot of damage, racoons, ground hogs, chipmunks, squirrels, mice, birds of all sorts including owls and bats.

Lou Ludwig over the years we have had lots of foxes passing through the yard.

Nathan Gesner usually they are skittish here as well, I think the younger ones are so used to the noise and people they are more accepting. I was surprised when he sat down in the middle of the yard for a good scratch.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS I think Sam could take care of himself, he has very sharp claws, Max is more loving and not as agressive.

Gabe Sanders I too would prefer to avoid it.

Grant Schneider we see lots of foxes, I have seen what I thought was a fox, a little bigger and grey that I was told was a coyote

Joan Cox we want to avoid that if possible.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Pretty cool visitor, but I would think it would be best if the cats stayed inside when he came around.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 1 year ago

Brian England Max likes to be in generally at night, but Sam is always wanting to be out. We got him after he was born in a trailer park and we refer to him as our trailer park cat. He has the attitude. When I hear the foxes barking in the early morning I am always at the door calling him, I lose sleep but he doesn't it seems.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Thanks for sharing your story, Nick & Trudy Vandekar . We daily have deer and squirrels, but have also caught racoons and once a skunk in a humane trap. That was fun releasing the skunk in the wild!

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Lynnea Miller we have not seen a skunk on our property, does not mean they do not pass through though as I know they are in the area. One of our developments recently saw a beaver which did surprise me.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Well hello there Mr. Fox!  I am surprised by your bear story.  Too bad you didn't see it!  You got some nice photos of the fox though. -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - over 1 year ago

Kasey & John Boles he was in the front yard this morning eating a mouse, he played with it just like our cats throwing it around and pouncing on it. I felt sorry for the mouse.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Love the you never know what you might see when you look out!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 1 year ago

A year ago , Ocean City NJ released quite a few foxes to start to reduce the rabbitt population !

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) over 1 year ago

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