The foxes on the Channel Islands are becoming more common again. They are said to be the size of house cats, but this one seemed smaller than my smaller cat, who is not large. The foxes have been here a long time: perhaps since the end of the last Ice Age. Golden eagles moved in when the bald eagles at the islands found that DDT destroyed their eggshells; I can imagine that a fox would make a great snack for an eagle. Now the bald eagles are coming back, the golden eagles are leaving, and the foxes are multiplying. This was one of a pair, completely unafraid of us, patrolling Santa Cruz Island near the trail south from Scorpion.