Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Black baby

The British Black Fox is extremely rare. So rare that there is probably no one currently alive that has seen one up until now. This is a very young fox, a baby that has been sighted in a cemetery on the outskirts of Chorley in Lancashire. There are many superstitions surrounding the British black fox ... it is supposed to bring about extreme bad luck, disaster and doom to all who see it. This one still remains a mystery ... it most probably has siblings but as yet no one knows whether either of its parents or brothers and sisters are black or whether it is the only black fox in Britain.

This is only a picture but ... for those who are superstitious take a shiny coin and toss it into the air - say the word brush as it lands! It is alledged that this will change any bad luck into good fortune - so it may be worth doing anyway, we are all in need of good fortune from time-to-time.

* a brush is the name of a foxes tail - could it be that the superstition is a tale also?

Personal note: I think that this little fox is extremely beautiful ... I only hope that it remains safe and is not killed off by its only living foe, namely man.

16 comments:

shirley said...

Hello from the United States! I have been reading your very interesting blog. Thank you for purchasing an Entrecard ad on my blog. I never knew the black fox was so rare. Over in our area of the United States, black squirrels are area. On the superstitious side, solid black cats are considered bad luck.

Martin Miller-Yianni said...

Strange looking creature.

Mrs. Mecomber said...

My word! I've never seen a black fox either, in person or on photo. He certainly has a creepy look on his face!

Ritchiela said...

That superstitious belief me still exist...and it sound scary huhu...why did I read this?no offense...i love reading your blog though...

Polly said...

In Britain - a black cat brings luck. So much so it is presented (usually as a cardboard cut out dangling on a piece of ribbon) to a bride on her wedding day - there are not enough little black kittens around to give everyone a live one!

If a cat runs across your path you can be certain that within a very short time you will receive good fortune. I've had it happen to me several times and always something wonderful has happened.

So ----- bring on the black cats!!!

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Wow Polly this is a gorgeous animal...sure beats the scorpion I just saw!

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Carol said...

Woah. That's pretty cool.

Who took that picture? You?

Athena said...

"There are many superstitions surrounding the British black fox ... it is supposed to bring about extreme bad luck, disaster and doom to all who see it"

Good thing you posted a picture!!!! ;)

Justin Wright said...

That is one crazy looking fox. I have never seen one like that here in the US. Only the regular brown foxes.

dj said...

Poor thing, he looks terrified!
Hopeful he will live a long life.

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

WE have a red fox that I feed but I never knew of a black fox. How beautiful and I only pray that people admire and take care of it instead of hurting it.

Zen Ventures said...

wow this is a very informative blog! I haven't even seen a live coyote except on TV! Thanks for sharing cool pictures!

Carol said...

I had never seen a black fox until I saw this picture. Very cool! I hope it stays safe from humans too.

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This poor fellow looks like he might have a touch of mange and a wound on his side. I do hope he's managed to stay clear of anyone so superstitious they think they must kill him. He has potential.

Bella Casa said...

Beautiful!!! I have never even heard of th black fox.

I found you via EntreCard.

Nice to meet you,
Bella

bryanski said...

yeah it is somewhat strange and aloof. but they should multiply too...