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The cattery fox
18 October 2007

A set of fantastic fox photos taken by Muriel Hayden of Cuddles Cattery. The fox was a regular visitor to the County Galway cattery throughout the summer and was treated to daily dishes of cat food. "The cats were curious about him and we all loved to watch him," Muriel told ICABS.

"I was very fortunate and felt privileged to have had the company of Basil this summer," she said. "He frequented my garden more or less daily for a couple of months. I run a boarding cattery and always have leftover cat food, which Basil seemed to enjoy. He would follow me up and down the cattery (from outside) as I worked and when I was in the garden he acted very like a dog, wrapping himself around my legs sometimes."

Although Muriel is sad to add that Basil stopped coming around at the end of August and hasn't been seen since, she relishes the memories of this fascinating fox. Check out her photos below.

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If you would like to share your photos or video footage of foxes, please send them to us at ICABS, PO Box 88, Mullingar, Co Westmeath or email them to Thank you.

Photos: Basil the cattery fox

More information: The Red Fox

For more information on the Red Fox, including foxwatching advice, photos and podcasts, please visit the Foxwatch Ireland website.

To see some video footage of foxes, have a look at our Irish Wildlife Playlist.


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