fox tears キツネのなみだ

foxes

Can you see? I’m afraid it was a bit of an emotional moment, so the picture didn’t come out very well. There are 2 foxes in the back of the truck.

I think it was about 5 or 6 years ago that I told you about the peppermint herb garden? Anyway, if you look in the background of that photograph you’ll see a tall pink flower. That’s digitalis. Foxgloves. It sounds like a pretty name, but don’t be fooled! When foxes slip those flowers on their feet they become invisible and get up to all sorts of trouble. To usagis and chickens, foxes are frightening! Oh boy, yes they are.

But the other day when I saw that couple in the back of the truck, I realised there’s another side to foxes. The mother fox was close to crying. You see, they’d lost their home. The shrine where they lived had been demolished, and they had been thrown into the back of the truck along with the rubbish. But even then they sat upright and stared straight ahead, not even blinking. They looked so strong and proud!

But they’re still frightening, foxes.

見えますか?ちょっとエモーショナルな一瞬だったので、写真はあまりうまく写ってなくて、すみません。トラックの後ろに載ってるのは2匹のキツネです。

5、6年前だったかな、ペパーミントのハーブガーデンの話をしたのは?そのときの写真の後ろのほうを見ていただけると、ピンク色の背の高い花が見えます。英語ではあの花は「foxglove」と言うんです。「キツネの手袋」。可愛らしい名前でしょう。あれはジギタリスと言う花です。毒として有名ですね。実はあまり可愛くないのです。キツネはあの花を手に付けると、姿が見えなくなって、とんでもないイタズラをするのです。うさぎやにわとりにとってキツネはとてもこわいです。うん。

しかしね、この間あのトラックに載ってるキツネの夫婦を見て、わたし、キツネのことをちょっと考え直そうと思いました。だって、お母さんキツネ、今にもなみだが出そうになっていました。あのキツネは家を失ったのです。神社が壊されて、キツネはゴミと一緒にトラックの後ろに放り込まれたのさ。それでもまっすぐ見つめ続けて、瞬き1つもしない。キツネ、エライ!

でもやっぱり、キツネ、こわい。

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4 Responses to “fox tears キツネのなみだ”

  1. Wilf Says:

    Oh unhappy foxes! Stay well away, Usagi-they’re probably hungry.
    Addy

  2. Atyllah Says:

    Oh poor foxes. though I agree with you Usagi, one has to watch out for them. Foxes like to eat chickens. Fortunately I’m a five foot chicken, so if I wanted, I could probably eat the fox!

  3. spike Says:

    キツネはその神社にずっと何百年も住んでいたのかも。
    キツネは急にトラックで街に連れ出されて、周りの景色も知らないし、どこに行くかもきっと知らないし、心細いでしょうね。

  4. Moira Says:

    That’s so sad. We get lots of foxes around where I live. Maybe I should grow some foxgloves for them.

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