Last night I scattered bits of hot dog around the neighbor’s backyard hoping to entice the adults and kits closer to my blind. It didn’t work very well because the adult fox was much too wary to approach and the kits apparently couldn’t smell the hot dog or didn’t associate it with something to eat. Every now and then, they would pause and stick their noses in the air, as if they detected something, but then ignored the stimulus and kept playing. The adult, on the other hand, immediately located the several bits that were closest to the compost pile and gobbled those up before dashing back to the safety of the hill. No doubt more experience with the processed remains of human food will sharpen the kits’ olfactory senses. But it’s probably not a good idea to teach them to raid garbage cans!