In my garden the hedgehog and the fox have a more straightforward view of life and are both interested in only one thing - dinner. I have been feeding the hedgehog more or less every night since the end of last year, including right through the winter. Recently a young fox has realised what is going on, although it usually turns up after the hedgehog has already had its first helping.
The fox is usually very wary and snatches the food at full stretch, ready for instant retreat. In the past few nights I have put out two dishes of food to increase the chance of getting some pictures.
The Fox and the Cat is one of Aesop's fables which contains a similar idea to that of Archilochus. In it the fox and the cat were discussing the tricks and ideas they had. The fox boasted of many while the cat had only one. When the hunters arrived the cat ran up a tree but the fox was caught by the hounds. Fortunately there are no cats in my garden.