Monday, August 1, 2016

The Fox Family Is Back In The Hood... With 4 Fresh New Faces

If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time, you already know about our love for the
resident foxes here. So even though we don't see them on a regular basis throughout the winter, we are always filled with excitement when we find that they have returned in the spring. This year we've been seeing Mama Fox and Papa Fox on a regular basis.

Mr. Snooty was taking trash out to the dumpster yesterday evening, so he had to go to the alley through the garden (AKA The Fox's Lair). He caught some movement out of the corner of his eye and 4 (perhaps even 5) baby foxes were wildly playing in our garden. By the time he told me about it and I raced out with my camera, all but one of the babies had been shooed back into their den by Mama Fox. However, I did manage to get a quick shot of one baby playing on top of our covered lawn mower.

We have never been so privileged to see them this small before so we figure yesterday was the first day she really let them out of the den. You can cup one baby in two hands.

So, fast forward almost two months. The Fox Family took some sort of sabbatical and we didn't see them for awhile. Not sure why, but they are mysterious little creatures. Nonetheless, they seem to be back and the kids kits are, like always, wild injuns. Mama Fox looks spent and almost emaciated. Poor dear. She really is an attentive mother. It seems that all is well with our beloved Fox Family.

And, a nice shot of Mama Fox and her baby girl (we think). She sticks like glue to Mama.

Oh and here are two pictures, each one showing the different looks of Mama and Papa Fox. She looks sweet while Papa has a very intense gaze.


Cathy Monroe said...

They are beautiful animals. It must be nice to see the kits playing.

Snooty Primadona said...

Cathy, they are such a hoot to watch! Much smaller this year but I'm not sure why. We've had a very rainy year and Lord knows we feed them hard boiled eggs and tomatoes. to their heart's content. They should be as fat as Pandas...


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