Posts Tagged ‘born’

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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She must feel safe and secure here.

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Until next time.