Fox Family 2017

Things are looking very good out in the garden. Last night I spent about an hour watching fruitlessly for the foxes (and cub), getting no more than a glimpse as the adults flitted across the rear of the garden. I took one last look in the early hours of the morning and spotted the adult male sitting calmly at the back of the garden… with a cub!

fox and cub

Adult fox (male) and young cub (6-7 weeks)

He tolerated the camera for a short while…

fox and cub

Getting ready to make a retreat

And then they were gone…

fox and cub

One last peek from the youngster

That got me thinking about the trail camera. Was the interaction caught on film? I grabbed the data card this afternoon and have put together a small selection of clips. There are five fox cubs, and the clips show all of them together in a couple of sequences, plus other interactions with both of the adults.

I can see some late night fox watching ahead…

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens. The video is from the Bushnell Trophy HD trail camera.


  1. derwandersmann April 24, 2017 at 4:47 am #

    Looks like you hit the jackpot, Paul … great shots!

  2. Darko Gedelovski April 24, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

    Five of them, amazing 😀

  3. Andy April 24, 2017 at 10:49 pm #

    Oh, stopping by too enjoy your photos 🙂

  4. Words April 24, 2017 at 11:37 pm #

    Hi, it does seem to be a jackpot year for them. They’re adorable and I am already getting too many photos to deal with!