On Sunday I went around the path again, before coming back to shower before heading back home. It was a walk that really illustrated that this is the suburbs, on the edge of an area with a lot of wildlife.
Then I was walking down the path again, and saw the fox! It was standing on the path looking at me, and as soon as I saw it, it went into the woods. I went up to its entry point and looked around just in case it was hanging around but it was gone, gone, gone. Or it was a better hider than I was a seeker! :-)
Walking down the path again, off-leash dog number two, also with an owner unable to control it, came right over to me. I don't really understand this. Are there no dangers to the dog here? Does the dog not take off and chase things? Are there no fighting dogs? I mean, if the dog doesn't listen to you when it's 20 feet away and going over to a strange person, you have no shot at stopping it from crossing a road to chase a squirrel. Oh well, I guess it's not my issue.
Anyway, continuing on, got to the pond and saw Einstein turtle again. :-)
Found a kingbird, but sadly, off-leash dog number three, again with an owner unable to control it, came right over to me. I tried to have a good attitude, until the owner told me that I probably shouldn't let the dog touch me, because it had just been swimming in the lake and was all gross. Um, okay. I'm glad I know how to make that happen. Anyway, the kingbird was gone, looking for insects farther away from camera-happy dog-magnet chicks. :-)
I did see this chipmunk, sadly they are so fast this was my best picture. Like, by a lot. :-)
Also saw a mouse go by, too quickly for a picture.
Coming back, I saw a bird way up in the top branch of a lone tree, and as I was trying to get a look, it took off for the forest. It looked like an oriole except yellow instead of orange. Had a solid black head.