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Fox Update

I haven’t smelled the scent foxes use as an deterrent for Buffy and/or me. We went out before supper, walked around, even close to the barn, and no strong fox scent.

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These three pictures were taken last year. I’m hoping they return next month. They breed late January into early February. Gestation lasts 51 days.

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So, my fingers are crossed that they return before the young are born in late March or early April.

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There’s an old strip pit behind our house and it goes east for two miles or so. The road makes two right angle turns before it straightens out. There’s a house on the corner. Late last summer I would see the young foxes out playing when I was on my way to Ingram Hill.

So, I figure they have a den back there too … and maybe that’s where they are now. The den that they rear the young in is usually deeper than the temporary retreats.

So, I plan to keep my fingers crossed and keep a watch out for them. I will know they’re back if I see them or if I smell the strong scent they use as a deterrent to intruders.

Fox Chronicles — One

I accidentally deleted all the fox pictures I took this morning. I definitely learned my lesson not to leave them in the camera.


Then I looked out the picture window after supper, and there lay a fox.


Obviously, there was no reason to hurry under the barn on such a calm beautiful evening.


The angle of the evening light made for much better pictures than those with morning or afternoon light.


 There’s no wondering anymore if the young have been born.


She must feel safe and secure here.


Until next time.