Monday, July 21, 2008

Young Fox

Last week I mentioned having discovered that a Red Fox had a den nearby and it had two kits. We have been hoping to catch a glimpse of the young ones and I think this is one of them that we saw yesterday. It was a good size but it still has a baby look I think. Also its behaviour spoke volumes of inexperience. When it saw us it didn't immed -iately get up from its resting place. Instead it just raised its head a bit to get a better look.
Then it finally stood, still rather curious about us standing at a distance on the railraod tracks, and then it turned and went back inside the den.
All of these photos were taken at a distance with a zoom lens and then some were further enchanced by cropping. The den is near a railroad tracks which is a frequently used path by many. This Fox family has probably watched many walk by each day since it chose this old Groundhog burrow as its home.

11 comments:

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Great shots Ann, caught its character really nice.

Becky and Gary said...

He does have such a cute baby face. Such a wonderful find.

Mary said...

What a pretty little fox! I like the color of the back feet...the touch of white. It looks like a healthy little creature. How great to see something like that on a a walk! I hope you see him many more times.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a lovely photo! He looks like he walked through some black ink. I haven't seen the fox yet this year here but I have been hearing the cayotes howl in the evenings!

kjpweb said...

Great find - and so cute! Well done!
Cheers, Klaus

Deborah Godin said...

What a little cutie. In the standing shot you can practically see the question mark above his/her head, like in a cartoon. Thanks for my morning smile.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I can imagine how exciting that must have been. It does look like a baby, like it is all legs. Nice shots!

napaboaniya said...

WOW!! It actually looks as though it's posing for shots :)

BNS said...

Excellent photo essay. What a pretty fox.

Bobbie

DrillerAA said...

These shots are spectacular! You just don't get the opportunity to photograph these animals very often.
Great job.

Have a wonderful Ruby Tuesday.

Kay said...

This is such a pretty fox. Great shots, Ann.