Posts Tagged ‘vixen’

Backyard Perch

The pair of groundhogs raised a family of four under our barn. I’m not seeing all of them now, so I’m wondering if the young ones have dispersed?

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This was the first time I’ve seen a groundhog on the

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“platform” the red foxes used regularly when they lived under the barn late last winter.

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The groundhogs raised four this summer.

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The vixen and four kits usually stayed outside and near the barn; the male hunted for food.

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Buffy took a dim view of any others living in her territory!

It will be interesting to see who lives where next year.

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The Foxes Are Baaack!

… and I hope they’re here to stay, at least for a few months.

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Buffy and I were in the backyard earlier this morning, and she didn’t act like the foxes were under the barn.

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 There’s an old strip pit behind our house, and I suspect they have a den there too.

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 I take all the fox pictures from inside the house because of the layout of our backyard.

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Obviously, this is the female (vixen). Notice the slight “baby bump.”

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She got back up on their observation platform and napped before going back under the barn.