Lynda Opperman and Howard Curtis had fortune smile on them when a Gray Fox couple decided to raise a family under their deck on The Sea Ranch.
The mother Fox had just finished nursing so I entitled this first photo, "Dinner's over - let's play!"
You won't believe what the mother Gray Fox did - she climbed up into Lynda's birdbath and took a nice long soak. It probably felt good after nursing six kits.
You can see several other photos in this series on the Independent Coast Observer's web site at: www.mendonoma.com Click on On-Line Features and then Mendonoma Sightings.
Thanks to Lynda for allowing me to share her photos with you.