Another image with a pair visiting for water. September is a very dry time here, especially as we had almost no monsoonal rain this past summer.
One day last summer the bird bath that the foxes like to climb up on had a mark in it! Foxes often mark their territories by placing scat on high points like boulders, or even small rocks on the ground. To a fox, the bird bath probably seems like a boulder with a large depression in it.
Crop of the photo above.
The fox on the ground before exiting the scene. Another good shot of the black stripe on the dorsal surface of the tail.
A fox or foxes also regularly visited the ground-level bird bath on the patio over the summer.
Leaving, in the late afternoon, after the bath was dry...
There are a fair number of natural springs in the area, but wildlife still will come to these sources placed out by local residents - a good incentive for us to keep up the practice.