Tag Archives : prey


34. The Night Heron or Backpack Quack (untranslatable Dutch pun*) 1

Herons aren’t familiar for their refinement. Too often, I watched them fly the streets like a drunk, leaving a trail of nearly beheaded cyclists, due to a literally heavy meal. Or worse: they catch a fish, so big that –oops, silly detail- it just doesn’t fit through their throat. Oh well, some animals are simply […]

black-crowned night heron,Nycticorax nycticorax,night heron,portrait

The Fox & Mouse Game 1

Foxes are famous for their mouse jumps (that’s what it’s called in my language, I have no idea what the official term could be). With their very sensitive ears, they can hear a mouse, even when it’s hidden under a thick layer of snow. They listen, prepare…and jump. The rumour goes that a fox should […]


13. Fox Cubs (1) 9

It must have been about two years ago when I met my first fox and it was love at first sight. I had always been fascinated by fairytale foxes, so well known for their slyness and intelligence. I’d never have dreamt though, that a real fox could be even much more beautiful, social, creative and […]

Young fox cub with prey