Thursday, December 12, 2013

Father Fox Hunting at My Cottage


These photos are right out of my Nikon with the big telephoto lens and are huge if you care to enlarge. One of my girlfriends doesn't believe that I have a fox family living on my property. I have a den of three living in the "way back" and this must be the father. I watched him for a long time and he went home without catching anything for his mate and child kit. I included a photo of my bird bath to prove the photos are mine. Just kidding Karen.
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13 comments:

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Ce renard est très beau, je vois que le photographe est expert! n'est-ce pas Rosemary, félicitations pour ces beaux clichés!

unrosetoinviacerreto said...

How lucky to have this beautiful red and family so close to home.
Ciao
Loretta

Lauren Scheuer said...

Rosemary, I love your documentations of the fox family. I'm so glad you appreciate them. Such elegant creatures.

JudyMac said...

Rosemary,
Do you ever put out anything in the way of food for the foxes? Not familiar with what foxes eat, but I have a friend who puts certain table scraps out for a fox that visits along the edge of her wooded property (in highly residential area). I don't think that is a good idea, but would be interested in your opinion.

Content in a Cottage said...

JudyMac...
Foxes are carnivores. I honestly don't have any table scraps to share with outdoor wildlife. Webster gets them all. We don't eat much meat here anyway. If I were to put anything like that outside it would attract raccoons and black bears too. I haven't seen any bear paw prints in the snow but people all around me have seen them. YIKES.
xo, Rosemary

teaorwine said...

This fox is so beautiful against the shiny white snow! I love his bushy tail. He appears to be quite healthy and well-fed. I do not blame you for not putting out food for him; he seems to be doing just fine finding things to eat!

best,
teaorwine

Anonymous said...

Rosemary, your red fox surely is a handsome fellow. I hope he eventually does find some food to take back to his den . . .is that correct? Den? Or, maybe lair?

At any rate, seeing these animals in winter does remind us of how resourceful they must be to survive.

Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos.

Linda

JudyMac said...

Thanks for your response. Personally, I don't think my friend's neighbors would like it if they knew the fox was being fed; I wouldn't. What if it became rabid and wound up biting my friend or neighbor. I think main reason people (in the city) will not call Animal Control to catch and relocate the animal is because they think the animal will be put down instead of relocated.

Karen said...

Mr. Fox is quite handsome. It looks like you got quite a lot of snow.
xo,
Karen

Glenna said...

Daddy Fox is just so beautiful. His coat is such a gorgeous color. How wonderful to live with wildlife
in your backyard. Merry Christmas Rosemary!

elizabeth said...

Beautiful pictures! Oh my, how lucky you are to get to watch his activity. I am mesmerized, thanks for sharing.

Kat said...

He's a handsome fellow! You're fortunate to have him around your property. I was a dairy farmer for many years and had a fox family in residence. They are surprisingly resourceful in finding food and actually are almost omnivores - many times in cold, cold weather, I would find them around the grain bins eating some spilled oats or corn and I know they forage for berries as well.

He looks sleek and his coat is in beautiful condition, so he is certainly managing a good diet so far this winter! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!

Kat

The Queen Vee said...

Mr Fox is beautiful against the white snow, I do have a fondness for redheads.