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A Little Dog Fox Special

The ‘Little Dog Fox’ is something of an outsider of the group. He’s the runt of the litter and gets bullied by the other foxes, and has even lost a small part of his ear (presumably in one of the many fights he gets into). He gives as good as he gets, screams and rushes at the other foxes, but can also be very sweet and submissive. These are a few pictures taken of him during today, starting with a new habit of his: knocking on the back door!

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Little Dog Fox knocking on the back door

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Little Dog Fox sticking his tongue out

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Little Dog Fox among the flowers

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Little Dog Fox relaxing in the shade of the garden

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Little Dog Fox relaxing at the end of the day

Camera note: photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 24-105 F4L IS USM lens, except the ‘tongue out’ photo which was taken with the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

Black Tail

Of all the young foxes we have visiting, there is one who stands out. We’ve called him Black Tail, after his magnificent dark brush. He’s a tall young fox, and very elegant. He’s also well-behaved and quite bold. I suspect he may be developing a wider range than the other foxes as he frequently disappears down the side of the house, rather than retreating to the rear of the garden.

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Portrait of the young male fox ‘Black Tail’

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Black Tail looking very elegant

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Black Tail scrapping with a sibling. He’s the dominant one of the group.

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Another view, showing off his brush.

Camera note: daylight photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. Fight-night taken with the EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens.

Pretty Little Vixen and an Apple (i-Fox)

Dreadful pun in the title aside, this is a short sequence taken this afternoon when I was testing out my new 24-70mm lens. The subject is the little vixen we call’ Pretty’ (because she is). She’s quite bold, and has been one of the more consistent of the cubs over the past few months. Pretty is also quite fond of apples.

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Pretty little vixen sitting beneath the apple tree


Pretty little vixen sticking her tongue out!

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Guarding the apple

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Chewing the apple

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A bigger bite!

She didn’t actually eat the apple, but she did enjoy lapping up the juices that flowed from the slightly rotten fruit. I’ve also seen her pulling at the apples on the tree. This is her about a week ago. The apples weren’t quite ready to drop and she eventually gave up!

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Pretty fox cub trying to steal an apple

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens.