John and the family were away camping at the weekend at Arduaine, Loch Melfort. They had a visitor to their campsite - a fox. (These are John's pictures.)
This animal has never been domesticated and yet is not really a wild animal either. While mostly associated with slyness and cleverness, I always think of a fox more as a marginal animal .... and this photo is a good example as it shows the animal lurking on the fringe of the camping area. In literature I seem to recall the fox being used as a symbol, or a name given, for people who live on the margins of society.
This stunning photo reminds me of lines from D H Lawrence's short story The Fox where 2 women are struggling on a farm in rural England about 1919 and they have a problem with a fox. I vividly recall the lines about them having eyeball to eyeball contact with this fox:
"For he had lifted his eyes upon her and his knowing look entered her brain. She did not so much think of him: she was possessed by him." 
He was writing in the early days of psychological studies and psychoanalysis. This particular scene was all about willpower, i.e. who was going to get the better of whom.
 Source: Doris Lessing Guardian article of 2003. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2003/jan/04/classics.dhlawrence
 Wikipedia states: The word shenanigan (a deceitful confidence trick, or mischief) is considered to be derived from the Irish expression sionnachuighim, meaning "I play the fox".