Early Sunday, two red foxes put on a show in a Hazlet backyard, off Holmdel Road.
As coffee was brewing early Sunday morning, we glanced outside our backyard kitchen window to see an extraordinary sight: a pair of red foxes teasing each other, pouncing, swatting, and giving chase between the soccer nets.
Although you couldn't exactly say we live in the wilderness, our house backs up to protected wetlands, not far from the Hazlet Youth Athletic League ballfields. Emerging from these woods recently have been deer (and one magnificent buck in particular), a family of racoons, a red tail hawk, and lately some stray cats.
We couldn't help thinking how much the foxes resembled the two rascals that live under our own roof.