While not exactly a standoff, it was a moment of zen for someone. The little fox had been busy wandering around the front yard looking for something to eat. He spent a lot of time just staring at the birdfeeder as if his stares would make birds magically appear.
Then he set to strolling around the rest of the yard. In the meantime, a very nervous squirrel was hanging down to either see what that orange animal was or doing a death defying balancing act.
Apparently, my yard squirrels are not acquainted with the bouncing and leaping that foxes are known for. In the end, the fox wandered off and the squirrel went back to foraging under the birdfeeder.