For over a century, Westporters have enjoyed Old Mill Beach.
But wildlife has been here longer than that. And — after decades away — it seems at least one species is back.
Robin Tauck owns a quintessential, weather-beaten home on Compo Cove. Yesterday, while enjoying perfect late-September weather, she spotted a large, seemingly wounded red fox.
He spent much of the afternoon “cruising the beach.”
As Robin noted, he was “cute, fast, limping and watchful.” He may also be rabid.
Some beachgoers were worried. Others, Robin said, thought it wonderful “to see and be mindful of our still-natural setting, and the species with whom we share our special environment.”
Be warned. Be careful.
But remember: The foxes were here first.