Fox Update

Please excuse the quality of these pictures. Thick clouds dulled the hazy day.  Sunshine’s been rare the last 2 weeks.

I hadn’t seen the foxes since before the heavy snow/sleet/freezing rain event.


Then I looked out around noon, and there was a fox. It scratched and scratched and scratched.


I figured the unusual upward position of the hind leg indicated this was the female.


There’s no doubt that this was the female.

 Red foxes begin mating late January into February here in southern Illinois. Their gestation period is 51 days. So I figure she’ll probably give birth in a couple of weeks or so.


…. And here I sat in the evening, working on the blog above. I looked out the picture window and there was a doe. A younger deer soon joined her.


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tree Lover Therese on March 2, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Baby bump???


  2. Momma is a beauty! Nature abounds even when you’re locked up warm! 🙂


  3. It’s going to be fun watching the kits grow!


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