We've had an interesting 24 hours.To make a long story much shorter, R ingested a cooked chicken leg, bones and all, and he ended up at the emergency vet. They x-rayed, and then decided to induce vomiting. There was a fear of damage to his esophagus by the bones on the way up but so far he seems okay. He's very tired but has no other symptoms.
We feel as if we dodged a possibly very bad situation.
Similarly, this red fox dodged a stinky situation. Do you see the glowing eye off to the far right?
Very soon after that first photo, the red fox leaped out of the picture...
... with the skunk in pursuit.
This is the second time we've seen a skunk chasing a carnivore much bigger than itself. Do you remember the video of a bobcat being chased by a skunk?
Here's the odd thing. It almost seems as if spotted skunks follow around red foxes.
And then the red fox flees (I'm not sure where the skunk is in the next photo - but the photo was just an instant after the above photo).