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Date:9/20/2014 5:41:04 PM
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Hey Saber!
Hey, Wha's Up?

Well, it looks like Mom is lots better today. She was in a lot of pain yesterday but she listened to her body, rested, and today she's like a new person. I'm starting to think she might be one of those Pod People or something! Nobody does that kind of turn around in a single 24 hrs., do they? It is a good thing just the same.

There are some of you who've been asking what I mean by "What the fox says". It's just a new video on the YouTube that for once isn't a nasty concoction of human stuff. Some of you may have seen or even play with some human toys that teach young children about animals & the sounds they make. Like farm animals or even animals in the wild. That is sort of what this is all about. But, hey, they're from Norway or something like that. The group is Ylvis. I think that's Norwegian for "Elvis". So, add your own accent on the name and you get "Ylvis". They don't know what the fox says but we do because we've heard them, seen them, observe them. The song is in reference to 'red foxes'. The predominate fox we have is the 'grey fox' which is a native species of the Americas. They are surviving the invasion of coyotes because they are able to climb trees. Yep. And we've seen them do so as they chase squirrels & usually can outsmart them. The red fox is not so lucky in the coyote department because they CAN'T climb trees. The coyotes are eating them. I would imagine that means the rabies factor has just gone up in the coyote population.

Are you wondering how the red foxes came to our continent? Those crazy Englishmen from long ago, just had to have their fox hunts & so would bring them over to the "Colonies" back in the day. As if there wasn't anything to chase around here!!! As you can imagine, the English weren't so good at catching the red foxes & they began to live very successfully here in the USA. They have even cross-bred with some of the grey foxes but if they don't have the type of claws grey foxes have, they still can't escaped from predators like the coyote.

If you like to hear some fox calls, they are on the YouTube also. They can put a cold chill down one's back if you don't know what you're hearing. Lots of you may have already heard a fox but just didn't know it.

SamIAm keeping his ears opened & alert! See ya later, taters! Hugs, SamIAm
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