It’s that time of year when Mr. and Mrs. Fox make their home under our shed. When it gets warmer, we hope to see some kits scurrying around the yard like last year.
Foxes are a joy to watch! When the snow falls, they come out to play like little kids.They like to find a nice spot in the sun, even in the snow.Even when it gets later in the day and the sun starts slipping away, they still seem to enjoy the snow.
We see them out and about during certain times of the day, usually around 7 in the morning, at some point mid-day, and then around 4 or 5.We see them exploring around the yard especially when it’s cold.They like to take naps out in the wide open yard, as long as there is sun beaming down on them. The photos below aren’t the best, but we finally caught them together. There was a lot of scrambling to find a camera–any camera–in order to take these shots!They are usually spotted separately though. This one sure is adorable!
We just can’t seem to get enough of them. They truly are beautiful and interesting animals. They can be fierce when it comes to protecting their territory or grabbing a bite to eat, but more often than not, we’ve seen them to be playful (and sleepy) like dogs, and light on their feet and bouncy like cats.
We love it when they come up close to the house. For some reason, he didn’t notice all five of us staring at him through the window just a few feet away.At the slightest noise–especially the noise of a clicking camera–they run off. This one decided to walk away. Maybe he is getting used to us?Here is one of the foxes going off into the woods after slipping under our fence and bouncing around our neighbor’s yard.The setting of the sun signals the foxes to get moving to find themselves some dinner. Good luck when there is all that snow!
We hope to have more fox stories to come–stay tuned!