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Vulpes vulpes

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Vulpes vulpes

In many colours I come and many places inhabit
when in South America crabs are my favourite
I chase them with great glee and delicately 
Their flesh pick out of their shells and pincers

Come to Africa, when I reside here I have bat ears
that swivel around as I listen for my prey
a tasty rabbit, a guinea fowl even just a mouse
I hide any excess and return to dine in leisure

When living in Russia I am silver in colour 
a thick pelt and bushy tail which I display
with such great pride to attract the vixens
then in a matter of weeks new cubs join me

England not quite so cool here the hunt
dogs baying for my blood as I am chased
uphill and down dale, cunningly I head downstream
then hide up in some trees, yes I can climb them

Arctic is where I the Alopex live with my tiny ears
to help me not to lose too much heat in the snowy Tundras
here I eat whatever I can even a fish when it's salmon run
with my vixen we share the raising of four to eleven cubs

Known world wide as cunning and sly, I am a survivor 
overcoming different adversities as they arise
Reynard is the name most men know and curse me by
especially if I have raided their chicken coops

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  1. Date: 9/15/2013 11:18:00 PM
    Creatively penned that reads informative my friend. I really enjoyed this dear Shadow.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/16/2013 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi M.M foxes are fascinating there are 37 sub species and 12 true genes remarkable animals who survive under great difficulties love Shadow x smile xox
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 2:17:00 PM
    How about the local red fox which inhabits most of the eastern United States? Good write as usual.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/14/2013 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Robert with 37 sub species and 12 true Vulpes genes It would have made it far too long lol. Ty for lovely review Shadow x smile have great weekend
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 1:17:00 PM
    Hey Linda, Nice creative write about nature...Well done. Regards, Ken

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/14/2013 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hey Ken you know me and my love of Nature lol ty dear Shadow x smile