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What a shame

Marie Sautter

During this past winter, a beautiful red fox took up residence under one of the small, old houses in Milne Park. Since we live adjacent to the park, it was our privilege to watch him come out in the afternoons to sit in the sun. As the months went by, he realized we weren’t going to hurt him, and he would sit by his shelter and observe the passing parade. There was a tacit agreement that we could all live together.

Several weeks ago, we realized we hadn’t seen him for a while, and our grandchildren looked under the house to see if they could discover the reason. We were horrified to find that someone had scattered mothballs under and around the building in order to force him to leave. I am sorry for the fox who has lost a safe shelter from the winter storms, but I am even sorrier for the misguided person who would drive away a beautiful gift of nature that had chosen to live quietly and peacefully in our midst.

Marie Sautter


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