Spotted this beautiful little vixen sitting on my compost pile the other evening. She saw me, sniffed the air, barked a few times and was immediately bored with me.
She was even kind enough to show me her beautiful tail.
Then, out from the dead brush and rocks, popped a curious pup.
And then, another…
And another! There were four pups in all. Three were curious enough to come out and see me. The fourth one darted in and out of the rocks like a ninja and refused to cooperate.
This little one was the bravest of the bunch and was only about 15 feet from me.
Finally, the ninja popped out from behind the rocks with a rabbit leg in its mouth. A ten minute tug-of-war ensued.
They carried on and on… pouncing on each other, barking and stealing the rabbit leg from the ninja.
After about an hour, the vixen came back with something indiscernible in her mouth, barked at the pups and they all went home for supper.
2 thoughts on “Red fox and her pups”
Adorable! I love foxes…as long as they stay away from my chickens and cats.
I agree. They are beautiful, but from a distance! Although their bark is enough to send shivers down your spine.