More Fox Family Pictures

I just have to share all the fun and excitement I’m having with the fox family living under our barn. They came out around 9 a.m.  yesterday morning (Friday) to play before napping until early afternoon. At first I thought there were 3 young, then yesterday I watched 4. (I do have to take the pictures from inside in my computer room, through a double-paned picture window. This affects the quality somewhat.)

Morning play time

Play time


Keeping an eye out … for maybe a big dog?

Who’s top fox?

Then it was nap time again until evening romp time. The male brought dinner in. I couldn’t tell what it was until he carried it off. It was a groundhog.

Dinner time

Had groundhog for dinner

The following pictures were from this morning’s (Saturday) play time. Yesterday they stayed closer to the barn. This morning they ran around  and around and around, making it difficult to get pictures. At one time I counted 5 young. Yesterday, the highest number was 4. They were fed again, but I couldn’t tell what it was. They’re back under the barn sleeping as I write this. They came out last night right after we came in. I was weeding, and my husband was shooting his bow. The foxes know our routine.

Frisky this morning!

Breakfast arrives

Dad drinks out of water garden

Finishing breakfast

“It’s my turn to bring home the “bacon”

Always cautious

Hope you enjoyed your glimpse into the family life of red foxes. They sure are at the top of my priority list right now!


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Therese on May 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Not that I’m jealous or anything… but…you lucky dog!!! Great pictures, Kathy! Thanks so much for sharing.


    • I’d sure be jealous if the tables were turned. I would’ve never expected to have this in the yard.They’re coming out again to play. I’ll share as long as they stay.


  2. It’s really cool to see such healthy and happy-looking foxes at play. Terrific sequence of pictures!


    • Thanks It’s sure been a highlight of my nature experiences! I have no idea how long they’ll stay in the yard, so I’m planning my daily activities to fit around their activities.


  3. I’d be jealous if the tables were turned. I plan my activities around their activities. Have to get all I can while they’re here… and I will share the experiences.


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