Pretty Brings a Cub to Visit

Pretty, our regular vixen doesn’t have any of her own fox cubs, but she is supporting a senior vixen in a ‘helper’ role. This is common behaviour among foxes. Pretty, herself only just a year old is working hard supporting the senior vixen with baby-sitting, food gathering and other support. She was in the garden this evening gathering up some chicken scraps which she dutifully took back to the nearby cubs. She returned a few minutes later, and this time had a cub in tow. This was the first proper visit by a cub this year.

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Pretty standing over a fox cub she brought with her into the garden

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Tasting chicken

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No doubt there will be many more visits over the coming weeks. Pretty is still the main visitor, but even Mama has put in the occasional visit recently.

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Mama Vixen

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

2 Comments

  1. Darko April 21, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

    Ok you were properly introduced, now your garden will be taken and your role in providing a food is official 😀

    • Words April 21, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

      I fear you may be right. Just been checking the trail camera footage which reveals at least 5 cubs and 3 adults. It could get busy out there if I’m not careful.