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.

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

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

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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.

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…. 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.

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6 responses to this post.

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

    Baby bump???

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

    Reply

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

    Reply

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