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Faceplant the Fox

Flipping through the Telegraph this morning, I ran across this great sequence of photos by wildlife photographer Richard Peters. It’s a fox pouncing on a mouse under the snow.

I thought it cried out to be stitched together into an animation. Click the picture to see the animated version. I think you’ll agree with me.

That, no. On second thought, it didn’t cry out to be an animation at all.

Good weekend, everyone!


Comment from Redd
Time: December 2, 2011, 11:52 pm

But, did he get the mouse?

Comment from Pupster
Time: December 3, 2011, 12:03 am

Firefox has crashed.



Comment from Deborah
Time: December 3, 2011, 12:41 am

What beautiful photographs, and the animation is amazing. Mr. Fox looks healthy enough, so I’m glad the “tim’rous beastie” got away!

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: December 3, 2011, 2:40 am

Ah, but it didn’t!

Comment from Redd
Time: December 3, 2011, 2:45 am

After watching the video at your link, Scott, it led me to this one:


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 3, 2011, 3:58 am

AH!! Pupster beat me to it…..


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 3, 2011, 4:11 am

Whups, Firefox has encountered a problem. (The kitteh got there first!)


Comment from tawny
Time: December 3, 2011, 2:39 pm

I mostly lurk here, but this is the sort of thing that brings me back to sweasel time and again. πŸ™‚

For some more unconventional photography http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/50-unexplainable-black-white-photos

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 3, 2011, 2:51 pm

Aw, shucks, Tawny — thanks for that. I’ve been fighting off a lurgie for a month and feel whipped. I thought I’d been pretty weak lately.

Lung infection, I think. Yes, yes…I finally broke down and made an appointment with the witchdoctor for Monday.

Comment from Redd
Time: December 3, 2011, 3:42 pm

Scubafreak! In your video all three animals, sadly, were killed. At least in mine one of them had a happy ending. πŸ™‚

Comment from JeffS
Time: December 3, 2011, 4:25 pm

Heh! Tawny, those are BIZARRE photos!

But I saved #23 — I’m thinking it’s worthy of a demotivational poster……..

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: December 4, 2011, 8:30 am

Aw crap Stoaty, you too? Pertussis (whooping cough) here. πŸ™

Those life-long immunizations they gave us when we were kids, weren’t, and I’ll need a full suite of immunization boosters after I get well from this awful thing.

I hope they get you squared away, and that you get well soon.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 4, 2011, 12:18 pm

Eh. You too.

I hear a lot of hacking around, so there’s a local lurgie. But a month ago, we went to see a friend one of whose scummy children had a respiratory bug, and I came home coughing. So I’m pretty sure that’s it. I sure thought I could get over it by myself.

Comment from Redd
Time: December 4, 2011, 3:55 pm

A viral respiratory infection will often weaken you to the point a bacterial infection takes hold. Then you will need antibiotics.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 4, 2011, 5:19 pm

1. Always remember that alcohol kills germs. I learned this young by reading an old novel that I ‘ve been trying to find again for many years now; no, of course I don’t remember the name or the author.
Anyhow in one part of the story the writer is on a ship in the middle of the Pacific when thypoid breaks out. He and a few other men buy up all the liquor on the ship and lock themselves in a stateroom and stay drunker than Cooter Brown till the ship finally reaches port. It worked for them and it works for me, although my attorney suggests I should no longer recommend it to others. However, just for you…

2. I really, really want a pet fox.

Comment from Redd
Time: December 4, 2011, 5:52 pm

You know who had a pet fox? Grizzly Man. And look what happened to him.

I want a fox hat.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 4, 2011, 7:19 pm

Funny how that works, Eh AGT? I had a pneumovax shot about 3 years ago, and I can tell you that it worked like a charm. I’ve had pneumonia every year since…. πŸ™

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Comment from Mike James
Time: December 5, 2011, 3:11 am

Some Vegetable, would this be of any help?:


They claim to breed tame foxes.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 5, 2011, 3:17 pm

Oooooh! Mike!

Do you think that Mrs. Vegetable will buy the “It followed me home from Siberia, honest!” story?

I’ll blame the crater in the bank account on crazed electric kazoo fiends.
Or banjo fiends. Either one.

Comment from Mike James
Time: December 5, 2011, 7:43 pm

Mr. Vegetable–

Blame it on that abominable product of perverted science, the kazoo-banjo chimera.

Comment from Oceania
Time: December 5, 2011, 11:41 pm

On the good news front, we have isolated over 1500 genes over 18 million base pairs of DNA, which constituents the basic essential genes used by the cells computer system for ‘higher eukaryotic life’ …

We can now synthesis the first eukaryotic organism from scratch … for a simple uni-celluar eukaryote.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 6, 2011, 12:06 am

Oh! Oh! I want a designer fungus for Christmas!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: December 6, 2011, 12:14 am

Mike James: They claim to breed tame foxes.

It’s for real. The project was initiated by Dmitri Belyaev in 1959, and has continued down to the present. They have gotten some very interesting results.

Their selectively bred foxes are tame – but also changed significantly in appearance, becoming IIRC more “juvenile” in appearance. This has significant implications for the psychology of “tameness” in animals.

Comment from Noelegy
Time: December 6, 2011, 4:39 pm

I’ve always said that foxes seem more feline than canine.

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