Most of us have seen fox around Southborough, including in our back yards. But one My Southborough reader in the Pine Hill Road area found this guy getting a little too comfortable on her back deck.
The reader writes:
This fox has been hanging around our yard on and off all summer. We had called animal control back in June to see what we should do, but the short answer is unless it is rabid, just leave it alone. The officer I spoke to did tell me that all the ‘wild’ animals around here are becoming more domesticated and get closer and closer to people. She had heard some stories from residents of fox and other animals going right up on the deck to watch a family eat dinner. Until today, this one had kept itself to the lawn, and usually away from the house. But here it is this morning taking a nap — on my deck — in the sun. Yikes. That is a little too close for comfort for me!