The Pretty Vixen

Over the past few months I’ve been getting very regular photos of the Pretty Vixen at night, and have been featuring some of them on the Fox of the Day page. Today though, she showed up mid afternoon. It was overcast (drizzle in the air), but even in poor conditions she’s a fine looking young fox. She has tweaked her rear right leg (limping), but does seem able to put weight on it so it seems no more than a very typical fox injury. I’m also trying to work out whether her apparent plumpness is just the result of her thick winter coat… or something else.


Pretty Vixen coming down the garden


Pretty Vixen sitting pretty.


Pretty Vixen at the top of the garden steps

fox with injured rear leg

Pretty Vixen holding injured rear leg


Pretty Vixen standing proud


Pretty Vixen portrait

Camera note: first four photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens. The final two were taken with the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens

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  1. der Wandersmann February 4, 2018 at 4:28 am #

    She certainly does look sleek and well-fed, Paul … she’s prettier than ever. …

  2. Darko February 5, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

    Pretty little fox!!!

  3. Words February 18, 2018 at 6:38 pm #

    Hi, she’s still coming regularly. She was around yesterday afternoon in a little bit of sunshine. More photos imminent.