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photoblog image Fox Beginning to Moult.

Fox Beginning to Moult.

Today's local news featured a fox who has stolen a crow's nest two stories height, up a tree at the University of PEI.  The trunk is slanted so s/he walks right up and has been living in the nest for two years. It was said crows make a lot of noise around it every morning but the fox has won the nest.

 

This fox was seen in a friend's back yard a couple of weeks ago, eating bird seed.

 

We are expecting temperatures in the high teens this week and the mainland is getting temps in the mid twenties.  This is pretty well unheard of for March.

 

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Stranger Things Have Happened

Fox Beginning to Moult.

Today's local news featured a fox who has stolen a crow's nest two stories height, up a tree at the University of PEI.  The trunk is slanted so s/he walks right up and has been living in the nest for two years. It was said crows make a lot of noise around it every morning but the fox has won the nest.

 

This fox was seen in a friend's back yard a couple of weeks ago, eating bird seed.

 

We are expecting temperatures in the high teens this week and the mainland is getting temps in the mid twenties.  This is pretty well unheard of for March.

 

Click to Play:

Stranger Things Have Happened

comments (15)

  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Mar 2012, 09:34
Superb capture Mary fascinating animals to watch.
Mary MacADNski: We have lots of them on our small island so watching them is easy to do.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Mar 2012, 10:15
Oh, to discover a fox in the snow - that is a happening -fine that you could capture him and so close that we nearly could touch its warm coat!
Mary MacADNski: I have shown many shots in the past of foxes in my yard. They are very common here.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Mar 2012, 10:19
Still handsome, despite the moult!

Foxes are about the prettiest of animals.
Mary MacADNski: This one has a lot of black colouration. I thought it was quite early to be moulting but I guess s/he was predicting our early spring.
Excellent Mary, I guess you had to control yr emotions here!
Mary MacADNski: Foxes are very, very commonplace here. I've had a couple of series' of them in my back yard. We have a pair who have been coming here for years.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Mar 2012, 12:35
Foxes are becoming quite urbanised here with rich pickings for students' takeaways discarded. Despite the moult, I like the colours and especially the black legs.
Mary MacADNski: We're not that bad yet but perhaps some students are feeding this one. I like the unusual really black legs too.
What a fascinating story, and what a lovely capture of this wild fox. (:o)
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Rosalyn. I love that we see them so often but I hope people would not feed them.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Mar 2012, 14:22
That's a great shot Mary! The winter coat is a real fur, quite different form the English variety - good to see smile
Mary MacADNski: Yes he has a thick coat but it seems to be coming off early.
A fine shot Mary, its coat appears to be longer than that of a British Fox.
Mary MacADNski: Yes, it gets a winter coat. Back in my archives there are good winter fox shots.
I like your shot of the fox eating the bird seed Mary and enjoyed your story about the fox in the tree.... the weather has been 20 C for the last few days... the snow is melting and the lake is breaking at the shore... we don't usually get this until April....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: I am loving it!!!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Mar 2012, 16:07
Lovely fox Mary. Mid teens eh - I'm emigrating!
Mary MacADNski: Oh, it is glorious, a real heat wave for March. It will doubtlessly break records.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Mar 2012, 16:54
Great picture, foxes are rare in Holland.
At your place they have space to live.
Hope you are doing okay.
Mary MacADNski: I'm swell! Last painting session till mid-April and enjoying spring weather until we get snow again.
A very nice looking one with his black trousers!
Mary MacADNski: He is very dark-legged. Easy to recognize in this suburban backyard.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Mar 2012, 19:40
That is an amazing story, Mary. We saw recently a tree where a fox lives for safety in a hunting district. You must be so pleased with this lovely picture
Mary MacADNski: I have several fox shots of much better quality a few years back in my archives. They were taken in my back yard over the years. Have a look, if you'd like. There are quite a few over the years.
great capture.
Well I think he's beautiful and well done to capture him!

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