Derik Badman's Journal

2020-01-31 08:03

I read a book about foxes I got from the library, The Hidden World of the Fox by Adele Brand. I read it all last night, but I ended up skimming a lot of it. Sometimes I read a text and the writing style is such that I just find it difficult to read. Not difficult like reading Finnegans Wake. It's difficult, like, hard to keep reading it because it's kind of annoying, or there's something about the style that just doesn't work for me. That was the case with this book. It was just not working for me, so I read a few chapters and then just got frustrated and started skimming and reading paragraphs here and there. Did I learn much about foxes? I learned a little. Naybe a few things about whether they are nocturnal or not (they are not really that they can be) and whether they carry rabies or not (they can but they rarely would pass it to people as they don't tend to get involved with people). Also apparently they tend to ignore cats, and cats tend to ignore them, which is nice to know. Nothing I saw on how they feel about raccoons.