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The Red Fox Family

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Meet the little Red Fox Family …..

I’ve been feeding these foxes for over 2 months.  The first time that Mom & Pop brought the little ones out for me to see it was around 9pm so I didn’t get a photo of them all together.  That night there were 3 little ones and they were very small.  Several nights later they came out and there were only 2 little ones.  A few days ago someone came by and told me that one of the little ones had been killed on the highway!  (ruined my whole day).  I still put a big plate of food out when it gets dark but for the last 3 nights Mom is the only one that comes over to eat.  Maybe something has happened to the last remaining little one.

I feel sad for Mom since she was such a good mother and so protective of the little guys …… but …… they get a certain size and she is no longer able to control them.

 

Mom only brought them out right before dark so the images are not that great

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This is a shot of Mom.  She certainly is a gorgeous lady!  Her coat is so pretty and shiny when the sun hits her … she seems healthy and has no signs of mange.

 

 

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And, this is Dad …. he’s making off with a couple of hotdogs!

The Fox and the Coyote

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

I’ve been watching this fox for a long time. He finally got brave enough to come and stand across the road. I had the camera on the tripod at the bedroom window so I managed to get several good shots of him. He stayed for awhile and then took off for the creek. About 20 minutes later I saw him shoot out of the trees like a streak of lightning …. he ran across two open fields then he was out of sight. About 5 minutes after that a Coyote came running out of the woods in the same spot as the fox so my guess would be that the Coyote scared the crap out of the little fox :o)