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Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) discovered by foxy (#593)

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Observed: July 6, 2011 @ 7:00 AM
Posted on: July 6, 2011 @ 8:23 AM (diff: 0 days)
This morning is the second sighting of a cross fox (first sighted June 30, 2011) in my garden. In the first sighting, the fox was helping itself to caplin I had buried around the perennials the day before. It left carrying caplin in its mouth. The fox sighted this morning was carrying a rabbit, but stopped by to dig for caplin again. It kept the rabbit in its mouth the whole time - I don't know how it planned to carry anything else! The fox ran off when I came outside to take a picture. I did get two pictures of the fox with the bunny in its mouth, but don't see how to upload them. Another fox was spotted briefly from my window around 9 am this morning, which may be a different animal: it was lighter in colour than the first, afaict. I don't know whether foxes take turns hunting when they are caring for their young? It does seem likely they could be raising pups in the area, which has lots of good denning spots since the blowdowns of Igor.

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By EddyP1 on 12/29/2020 8:05:27 PM

Curious .. Why are all of your comments n' pics saying 'red fox' ? It certainly looks black to me .. (but I am a rookie.. ) .. Just posted a pic of two foxes which I posted as Black Foxes.. but if they are 'red' , I would like to know why , before changing ..  Thank you. 

Eddy P1

By Tclenche on 1/4/2021 3:02:14 PM

While they are black in colour, no doubt they are still Vulpes vulpes. This is a known colour variation of this species. Whatever the colours, they are still beautiful animals.

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