Saw a Fox!

I Just saw a Fox. I was outside looking at the stars and I looked down towards the end of the garden and there he was by the back gate trying to open it with his paw.

I moved and he looked at me. In that brief instant I bet we were both as equally panicked that we had been seen by the other. I’ve never seen one with no barriers, only even glimpses when driving or on a train, just me and a fox and 10 meters of garden path between. Then quick as a flash he hopped through a hedge and away.