Indian fox - in Kamathana
Canon SX60 HS, 1/160, f/6.3, 227 mm, ISO-200. Basic PP in GIMP.
Clicked near Kamathana Village, Bidar, Karnataka on 3rd July, 2016.
We used to have regular sightings of foxes in Bidar District till Nov, 2014, thereafter some excellent grasslands were decimated and remaining were highly encroached upon. We had given up the hope of seeing the foxes again there.
This July, first rains after a year of drought, the grassland near Kamathana had a year of relief, paradoxically, due to lack of cultivation and it was visible in the number of Blackbucks we saw there. As I was maneuvering my car to stay clear of mud patches, my wife whispered, 'fox' and we froze. There in front of us, in all its glory, was an Indian Fox relaxing somnolent.