I’m angry and upset to say the least.
About half an hour ago I left the house, on a sunny afternoon, to go out to take photos but came face to face with this.
Unfortunately I believe she was legally shot.
I’ve followed this fox family over the year. I watched them play, have cubs and in turn watched the cubs grow up. I watched them wind the badgers up and mouse in the field next door to my house, caught glimpses of them through the brambles and saw them visit our garden.
Now the vixen is gone.
I hope the rest of them manage to stay as far away as possible.
Here are some happier photos.