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I'm Elizabeth and I'm 8 years old. I come from Alberta, one of the habitats for many animals. I have a story to tell you about one day,where everything was about to change.

Me and my brother, Daniel, asked my mom if it was okay to go out into the woods and play for awhile. We love exploring in the woods, and it was the perfect day to do it. So my mom said yes, and we got into our favourite game. Detectives!

Luckily, I had my research book on leaves with me as I walked around my favourite spot. I picked up a branch to study it. Suddenly, I heard a rustling sound. Daniel turned around. I did the same. A strange red thing frolicked around in the bushes. It was such a playful thing that I thought it was harmless. Wrong idea. The creature got up and snarled. It seemed very frightened. Daniel got out his book on animals and started searching for the creature. Finally, he found it.

''That was a Red Fox,'' he explained. ''It says it is an endangered speices and it should be protected."

From now on, I never go in the woods.