The Celts believed the magical Red Fox to be a guide, and it was honoured for its wisdom.
The Celts also thought that the fox had the intelligence to know the woodlands and countryside intimately. They also believed that the fox had the ability to become one with its surroundings. The Celts would rely upon the fox as their guide into the Spirit world.
The fox in my mind is a most wonderful mythical creature. It has the ultimate appearance, a totally handsome and most beguiling creature. The lushness of the fox’s deep amber coloured fur and russet brown eyes are captivating. I hold my breath with awe whenever I encounter one.
Foxes are very intelligent and courageous creatures, becoming a stalwart of the woodlands, and now able to own its space in our urban areas.
The fox has been described in literature as full of wisdom, cunning, strategic, clever, adaptable and quick thinking. I think it has to be in this day and age, as ever since it has met man, it has become persecuted in one way or the other.
I regularly encounter a wonderful fox family. I watch them play and tumble, run side by side, freely chasing across the green countryside. I haven’t dared photograph them, as I do not want to ruin the moment of intimacy. Eventually, they may trust me to get closer, but that day is yet to come. So please celebrate the fox as being a wonderful part of our wildlife, and be humbled that we can share the countryside and urban habitats side by side.