“Suddenly something TERRIBLE happened! A black shiny nose poked into the Henhouse. And under that nose were BIG sharp teeth! It was Ferdinand THE FOX!!! “Good afternoon ladies,” he said slyly, “I’ve come FOR MY TEA!.” And he slavered and licked his lips. “OH CLUCK!!!” It’s f.. f…f…f….fox!” flapped Henrietta.
Ferdinand the fox only makes one appearance in the whole series but once is enough as he sneaks into the henhouse in the ‘Eva the Energetic Egg Timer’ story with the sole purpose of carrying out a massacre. It’s a good job brave Eva is there to foil his attempt and send him scurrying out of the door.
You can tell Ferdinand is a baddy by the colour of his eyes. Yellow. Any creature that has yellow eyes – or eyes that suddenly turn yellow – is evil at heart and one needs to be wary. Crankworth the cat (in several of the other stories) has yellow eyes and takes any excuse to be a bad pussy cat. He’d going to be great fun to animate.
Ferdinand sees himself as someone who is cunning and has the ability to achieve his goals in a clever way.
Protection / Peace - Ferdinand - is a Germanic name composed of the elements frith "protection", frið "peace". Names Ferdinand