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.

fox and tree

Pretty little vixen sitting beneath the apple tree


Pretty little vixen sticking her tongue out!

fox cub and apple

Guarding the apple

fox cub and apple

Chewing the apple

fox cub and apple

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!

fox cub and apple

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.


  1. Aurora J Stone July 25, 2017 at 7:01 am #

    This is a lovely series of photos. She is quite stunning, and it looks as if she knows it!

    • Words July 26, 2017 at 11:34 pm #

      Thanks Aurora. She’s a real cutey, and very friendly.

  2. derwandersmann July 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

    Wonderful series, Paul! If she starts eating the entire apples, the seeds are toxic to canids … although it requires a considerable amount to give any trouble; something on the close order of two cups for a human.

  3. Darko July 26, 2017 at 1:27 am #

    The one with a tongue is hilarious. Very pretty fox!

  4. Words July 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm #

    Charles, small amounts are ok with foxes (they are not quite as prone to these problems as dogs). Generally fruit can make up to about 10% of their diet and as you say they are unlikely to take in too many seeds

  5. Words July 26, 2017 at 11:36 pm #

    Darko, thanks! That tongue is ridiculous! :p

  6. Andy July 29, 2017 at 1:32 am #

    Nice series and my favorite is “Guarding the apple”.

  7. Words July 30, 2017 at 12:24 am #

    Andy, thanks. That is a very cute shot isn’t it!