Meet the Vixen

She’s cautious, but a new mother’s first responsibility is to her young and the vixen ventured into the garden tonight and kept a watchful eye on the cubs. I just took a couple of shots of her from a distance.

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Lactating vixen keeping a watchful eye at the rear of the garden while her cubs venture forth

The cubs were as playful as ever (and greedy). A couple of them had a good scrap with each other (but the photos aren’t up to scratch… focusing moving targets in the dark isn’t easy), but in the main they were just very cute.

fox cub

This one is definitely on the greedy side of things

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This little one stayed out later than the rest.

fox cub drinking

At the water trough

The final photo is actually from last night, but I like it and it rounds things off nicely by including the dog fox.

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Fox cub and adult (male) fox

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens.

4 Comments

  1. derwandersmann April 28, 2017 at 4:36 am #

    Great shots, Paul … the vixen is so pretty!

  2. Words April 29, 2017 at 12:45 am #

    Charles, she’s doing well considering the hammering she gets from the kids (see video!)

  3. Darko Gedelovski April 29, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

    Nice fox family. Vixen looks a bit skinny but no wonder with so many cubs 🙂

    • Words April 29, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

      Darko, thanks! There’s a heck of a lot of cubs for her to look after!