Do Our Local Foxes Have Young?

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I’ve not been monitoring the (Rural) Foxes we have in the garden as much as I did this time last year, however, last night I set the Bushnell Natureview up in the garden.

We occasionally leave out some food scraps (no cooked bones!) and sometimes some treats, but not enough for them to rely on us for food.

Foxes will collect and store food that they don’t eat in food caches but the “Cramming” we are seeing is exactly what happened this time last year. As you can see on the footage, the Fox crams as much food in it’s mouth in one go and carries it off. I think it’s because it’s taking it back to the Den to feed the Vixen who is babysitting her newborn. The food could even be for the young if they are already old enough.

A few weeks after this happened last year, and the Vixen made an appearance in the garden with a single cub.

This repeated behaviour is hopefully a sign that the Vixen has given birth again.

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Lion Re-edit

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Another re-edit of a photo from Kruger National Park in South Africa when I visited in 2011.

This little Cub kept running up to our Land Rover to investigate whilst it’s siblings just stayed with Mum.

This was almost 5 years ago, I wonder if it’s still prowling Kruger as a fully grown adult? I hope so!

It’s not the perfect photo, light was fading quickly and was shot with a slow shutter speed. It’s also shot at ISO400, which although I loved the D70s, this was pushing the limits of the camera, anything higher had serious noise issues.

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Looking for Mischief - D70s, AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 112mm, f/5, ISO400, 1/40sec - {Flickr Link}