A family of foxes

Look who’s been living underneath our deck:

Pretty cute right?

We’ve been aware of a family of foxes around our house for a while now. Last month they lived underneath our deck for a short while: mom, dad, and 4 little ones. We found out thanks to the digging and barking of the neighbour’s dog, who was not at all pleased with these scruffy squatters. Shortly after the dog discovered them, the foxes left for a safer and quieter den somewhere nearby. Because we have an infrared wildlife camera set up we were able to see mom carry the kits off one by one. Since that night in mid-April they have stayed away, with only dad coming by every night to see if the den was still empty.

Yesterday however, and very much to our delight, the entire family showed up on our doorstep again! Perhaps they were rained out of their other den, the weather has been very wet for a few days now. Best of all, because the fox kits have grown a lot bigger they now show themselves during the day too, it’s great to be able to watch these little rascals right from the living room windows! 🙂

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