Update on red fox activity

The red fox family is still occupying their den, and the kits are more active than ever, at all times of the day.  So much for their “nocturnally active” descriptor.  The fox kits like to get out and tussle in the middle of the day from about 10 a.m to 2 p.m. and again in the evening from about 6 p.m. well past midnight.  Some nights they are active all night, so I’m not sure when they are sleeping.

The game camera captured many images of fox play on this gloomy, overcast, snowy morning a couple of days ago.

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They have grown quite a bit in the past three weeks.  This one has the hunting posture down pretty well.

The kits have grown quite a bit in the past three weeks. This one has the hunting posture down pretty well.

Mother Fox keeps a watchful eye either from the den entrance or the top of the compost pile to the far right.

Mother Fox keeps a watchful eye either from the den entrance or the top of the compost pile to the far right.

The camera captured Father Fox trotting up the hill, head down, like he might be carrying something, but he was turned away from the camera and I couldn’t see if he had caught something or not.

I will be away for the next two weeks traveling, so this will be the last fox update.

9 thoughts on “Update on red fox activity

  1. Wow, those kits have grown like crazy. Their parents are feeding them well, obviously. Sorry you will be away, but hope you have fun. Do you think they will be grown and gone by the time you return? I’ll miss them!

    • I thought they had left already, because there was no action at the den for two days. Then suddenly, two days ago, there was a flurry of activity all day and all night. Maybe the snow drove them back? I hope I see them again, but won’t count in it.

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