Each morning and evening, the fox pups come out to play under the watchful eyes of their wary parents.
There was a lot of scampering about in and around the bushes and twigs, making it hard to get much of a photograph of these little furry balls.
Play behavior of the fox pups is like a rehearsal for future hunting tactics, as they attack the leaf litter and pounce on imaginary prey.
Attacking each other is also a good game.
Taking a break from all that play to rest up for the next bout. Their fur coat is getting redder, and their legs and ears are a little blacker than when I first saw them last week.
One small yip from this watchful parent and the pups disappeared immediately back into the burrow.
Pups and parent were already out and active when I arrived, so I tried hiding behind a not very large tree trunk to take these shots from about 200 feet away. I’m still hoping for some closer shots with less obstruction from little branches before the family leaves this den area.