It’s one of the best photos we’ve seen in a while, and it’s matched with a great story. Last week, workers at Greenwood Cemetery, a municipal cemetery operated by the City of Orlando, spotted five young red fox kits playing among the headstones. “They were all out on the grass rolling around, biting each other and playing,” Greenwood sexton Don Price told the Orlando Sentinel. According to the article in Saturday’s paper, “Price called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to see if the foxes could be relocated. He was told that under a state policy for nuisance animals, a trapper would have to euthanize the fox family.”
To his great credit, Price could not let that happen. Instead of calling a trapper, he put up signs asking visitors to the cemetery to keep their distance. “If I can keep them happy for three or four months, they’ll go off on their own,” Price said.
Please send Mr. Price a quick e-mail to thank him for his compassionate decision.
Congratulations to Orlando Sentinel photographer Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda for a great photo!