Wednesday, February 27th 2019, 4:24 pm - Carol Ann Ryan goes looking for foxes any chance she gets.
Image: Carol Ann Ryan snapped this photo of a silver fox staring down a vole on Signal Hill, which overlooks St. John's. 'I thought I'd just do a little walk around. And there he was. You never know what you're going to get.' (Carol Ann Ryan)
Carol Ann Ryan couldn't believe what she was seeing as she peered through the viewfinder of her camera on Saturday.
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A silver fox had cornered a small vole at the top of Signal Hill, just a few feet from the end of her lens. The vole stood on its hind legs, almost as if it were pleading for mercy, before the unrelenting fox devoured its breakfast.
"That morning it was -13, plus wind chill, blowing winds. I thought I'd just do a little walk around. And there he was," she said. "You never know what you're going to get."
Ryan loves to spend her mornings at Signal Hill with her camera. (Ryan Cooke/CBC)
Ryan captured the entire sequence from beginning to end. She was shooting rapidly for about a minute, trying to keep the fox in focus the entire time. She captured the way it stalked the vole, another picture showed the vole in the air as the fox's mouth gaped open. The next shot showed the fox with the vole dangling from its mouth.