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Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

  • taken at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center near Savannah, Georgia.
  • status: least concern

I didn’t really take any animal photos at the Wildlife Center on this trip that I liked but fortunately one of the foxes was in a great spot for photographs! And curled up in the most adorable way!

THIS DAY IN HISTORY:  July 28th, 1540- King Henry VIII marries Katherine Howard

On the 28th, the same day that Master Secretary Thomas Cromwell was executed, Henry VIII married his “rose without a thorn”, young Katherine Howard, at Oatlands Palace. 

The historian Agnes Strickland writes of how “the king had exhausted his treasury when he married his Flemish bride [Anne of Cleves], so he could not honour Katharine Howard with either a coronation or a marriage festival.“