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The Silver Fox


I would first like to say that never in my life had I given much thought to the idea of "spirit animals/guides" until I had a truly unique experience one night... I live in a very rural area and have spent most of my life hunting. I am 1/4 native American and have always shared the values of hunting only for food and respecting/thanking each animal I have ever taken. One evening I was several miles deep in the woods scouting for an area to hunt deer and it was beginning to get dark. I knew it would be completely dark long before I made it out of the woods but I was in no way worried, as I had hunted these woods since I was 3 with my grandfather and knew exactly where I was going even with no moonlight. I did have a small flashlight, however, it was nearly dead and I decided not to turn it on unless I absolutely had to.

As I slowly made my way home enjoying the cool night air, I became almost certain I was hearing footsteps behind me and fairly close, but each time I stopped to listen the footsteps would stop too. At first I thought it was the darkness playing tricks on me but after a few more minutes I knew there was definitely something behind me...

I decided to turn on the flashlight and when I turned around I was shocked to see a beautiful silver fox standing less than 10 feet behind me. I've seen a few of these before but they are fairly rare and I've never even heard of one coming this close to a human. At first I thought maybe it had rabies and, as I was in no mood to be bitten and had no idea what its intentions were, I slowly drew my hunting knife to be safe. However, I actually began to feel very peaceful as I looked into the eyes of this animal, and at that point I knew without a doubt it meant me no harm. The whole event seemed like it lasted forever, when in reality we probably stood there looking at each other for 30-45 seconds. As the thought crossed my mind to put my knife away the fox slowly turned around and walked into the darkness, neither of of scared of the other.

I stood there another minute and thought about what had just happened, then turned my light off and continued home. I haven't seen another fox since that night a few years ago but I think about it often and can't help wondering if stories like these are what led the native americans to believe in spirit animals... It certainly convinced me.

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Dee (guest)
4 years ago (2020-06-05)
Why else would I, a true believer in Jesus, thus Father, Son, Holy Spirit, research animal spirit guide? I too had a very unique and only witnessed by me, experience. This was in the early 90's yet it remains vivid. Silver Fox, truly silver, not black and silver, illuminated by street lights, in a 3 way intersection in a western state, early a.m. Mine was the only car at that intersection.
LuckEmc2 (guest)
5 years ago (2019-08-23)
IT'S CRAZY I had the same experience today... Only it was on the street at around 3:30am where there were no lights while I was on my way to work.
HorseWriter (guest)
6 years ago (2018-01-16)
Sorry, Timfaraos, but you are mistaken. I'm a Christian, too: my degree is in Theology, and I've read the New Testament in the original Greek. And yes, God gave immortal souls to animals. Read Genesis again, and Job.
Timfaraos (131 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-25)
In christianity we don't believe animals have imortal souls... But they do have extra sensory perception. They know when we are happy,sad, sick, afraid or in danger. They can also, sometimes, see angels and demons, like Balaam's donkey in the old test. So I don't know where you get 'animal spirit guides' from... I also know that demons can disguise themselves as spirit guides, as angels, as dead relatives and even as aliens! Your way of defending yourself when faced with one of these, is: do the sign of the cross over yourself, and say: Jesus christ help me! And you'll see that most times they'll dissapear... Which means they were evil spirits! Timfaraos [at]
Hollym2561 (1 posts)
12 years ago (2012-09-07)
I had an encounter like this with a silver fox today! In fact, I was so fascinated by it and completely captivated that I decided to research it online. I was curious to see if anyone else has had an experience like this before. I had never seen anything like it... The fox had these big dark eyes that just gazed at me. I must admit that I was a little scared as it kept following me through the woods until I reached a public road where my car was parked. As I walked to my car he just sat there and watched as I left. Such a dark,
But beautiful creature. This was one of the most random experiences of my life. There was some sort of feeling between the fox and I... Curiosity I suppose. I felt like there was more meaning behind it though. It was definitely something I'll never forget.
NaturalScience (3 stories) (110 posts)
13 years ago (2011-02-01)
The old stories about spirit animals must have had much more spectacular events as their base. But you are right - this fox was a friend-soul that WISHED to meet you.
In one of my former posts I told the story of a hawk making friends with me. There were many more events of this kind in my life, all small and not spectacular but very real. For example when I was eighteen I was in Prague with my school-class and we walked over the wide yard of the Hradshin castle. Suddenly a small bird, a sparrow, tried to fly over the whole wide place. It probably was still young, and when near our group it got tired... And decided to land, having no other place for a landing above floor level, upon my shoulder, not that of anyone else, and we were thirty youngsters... Well, it landed upon me, sat for half a second, and then took off again. Coincidence? No, the bird sensed who was the least dangerous in the group and that was me.

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