There ARE Five!

Recent weather has been wet and cold, with strong storms last night. I didn’t seen the foxes for days. I even thought they’d moved somewhere else.


 I fixed my lunch, started for the living room and there were the foxes!


This picture definitely shows that there are five kits. They sure match the colors of the shaded rocks.

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They were an active little bunch, investigating, playing, a lot of practice pouncing.

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There didn’t seem to be any sibling rivalry.


I’m not sure, but I think this was a young groundhog. I couldn’t think of anything else that would be that color.


The little one could smell what had just been brought in for “lunch.”

They played for an hour and a half before going back under the barn, probably for a nap.


Early evening play.

Obviously, the light is better for pictures later in the day.


Usually the parent checks out the yard for any possible problems/intruders before the young come out.


And then there are six! (Four on the left and two on the right.)




8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tree Lover Therese on April 11, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! (I should do 6 “oh boys” but my fingers are tired0
    Wonderful news! Your pictures are awesome, as usual. Love the caption on the last one…that sense of humor comes through loud and clear.


  2. That’s quite a litter! Mom is going to have to be a good hunter to keep that family going. They’ll be a lot of fun to watch!


  3. Oh my goodness, they’re SO adorable 😀 What a treat!!!


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