Such a serious fox and indeed, he had to be, as he was watching over his five kits in a somewhat public location. Here, he was on high alert as a person with a dog went by. We could tell him from his vixen by the “notch” in his right ear. It was likely a scar from a battle with some other creature in the past.
This is another pic of this fox dad and his rambunctious kit during one of their play sessions. The little one was putting up a good fight but as you can see, dad showed it who is boss. 😉
A way cool and cute pic for Father’s Day. Taken last month at this den in Colorado’s high country, there seemed to be a special bond between the male and this particular kit.
Every time the dad would come around, this kit would anxiously run out to greet him. The two would then have a fun bit of back and forth playing chase and nipping at each other. It was absolutely heartwarming to watch.
Happy Father’s Day to all my fellow dads, two and four-legged!
Whoohoo! Not only is it Friday, it is #FoxFriday, and I don’t know about you but I am ready for a break. #TGIF
This cutie is one of the four kits at the fox den I spent some time at last month. It was busy with its nose down to the ground exploring its little world, gradually getting closer to me.
I don’t think it entirely realized just how close it was getting as it suddenly looked up, gave me this quick look, then turned tail and ran back to the den. 😉
When someone with a dog walks nearby, all play stops at the fox den and focus turns to the canine.
I would imagine, for the foxes, they view domestic dogs as coyotes, their mortal enemy. So, when one is nearby, they keep close watch on the potential threat.
While they were quite safe, caution was advised and mom was ever-alert. Taking a cue from her, this kit helped guard the den – and looked dang cute in doing so. 😉
Have a fantastic #FoxFriday and weekend!
You didn’t think I would let #FoxFriday go without at least one pic did you? 😉
An image taken last weekend from this den in Colorado’s high country. Activity was a bit slow but there were still plenty of photo ops.
Mom was keeping watch on the dog in the yard next door. This kit came over to see what mom was up to and gave a pretty darned cute look as it looked up to her.
Have a great weekend, everyone! Definitely feeling TGIF!
I meant to post this yesterday afternoon but work took priority so here it is a day late.
Taken last weekend at this fox den, the activity was oftentimes fast and furious with the kits running around playing and the parents trying to keep track of them.
There were moments of down time though, including this one. The vixen sat and caught her breath and one of the kits decided it just wanted to be close to mama. Together, they sat and faced the sun, just taking it all in. So cute.
These two. My goodness! My friend and I just laughed and laughed at them.
A magpie was hanging around near the den, undoubtedly hoping to get some leftovers. This pair was very curious about the bird and brave – to a point.
They would slowly approach it and the second the magpie moved, the kits would run back to their den. Once the magpie stopped moving, they would approach again and then retreat the instant the magpie moved.
Back and forth it would go and it was so danged funny and cute to watch.
Check out this ferocious beast! 😀
Okay, this fox kit was actually yawning as it emerged from the den but… Following a much-appreciated tip, I was able to spend last weekend with this fantastic fox family giving me some fresh pics for #FoxFriday. The parents had four kits, each simply adorable of course.
The den is in a surprisingly public place but that isn’t surprising for foxes. When raising their young, they will oftentimes seek out homes near people as it helps keep them and their young safe from coyotes, their bitter enemy. I’ll share another image or two of them later today as well.
A big thank you to the person that tipped me off to their location. As a reward, they will be receiving some prints or a calendar, an offer I always extend for hot #wildlife tips that pan out so please do let me know if you have anything to share with me.
This is the second fox I mentioned in my post this morning. As you can tell, it was highly threatened by me as it struggled to open its eyes to look. 😉
This was one of the most relaxed foxes I have ever come across. It was out walking around when I first spotted it and then actually came closer to get under this tree in the shade. In less than a minute it had its eyes closed and was ready for naptime.
Apparently I am not scary to all creatures. Haha!