Fox Cub Update

Things are still proving a bit hit and miss with the fox cubs. The erratic weather (windy) doesn’t help. Foxes hate the wind and get can become very skittish when it’s noisy. They rely on sound to a surprising extent. Pretty has been good though, and on Thursday night she brought four of the cubs into the garden.

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Four of the fox cubs come to visit (with Pretty)

One of the cubs took fright very quickly but two or three did stay around long enough for a few more photos. (Pretty sat down next to me while I took the photos!)

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Three cubs in this photo

The numbers continued to dwindle, I suspect because there were more exciting adventures to be had the other side of the fence.

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Exploring the garden

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Those are with the camera, which is always something of an artificial situation (at least until they become sufficiently familiar with my presence to ignore it). The trail camera has a rather better time gathering images (but worse visual quality… something I hope to fix with an upgrade I’m picking up tomorrow). It did reveal on Friday night that rather than the five cubs I thought there were, there are in fact at least six.

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 24-105 F4L IS USM lens. Video from the Bushnell Trophy Cam HD

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  1. Aurora J Stone April 30, 2018 at 7:19 am #

    That’s a very handsome family and looks to be quite a paw full for mum and her helper. Grart photos and look forward to what you upgraded trail cam will reveal.

    • Words May 2, 2018 at 10:07 pm #

      Aurora, thanks. Still early days, but they are visiting more frequently. New trail cam footage to follow 🙂

  2. Darko April 30, 2018 at 1:45 pm #

    Six cubs!!! No wonder mum needs some help from Pretty 🙂

  3. Words May 2, 2018 at 10:08 pm #

    Darko, I love the way they work together. That’s something really special about fox communities.