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Feisty Foxes

There is a den of foxes living across the pond.  I know now that Mrs. Mallard and her eggs fed newborn foxes.

 

There are at least three kits but I've not seen the whole family. They play and play on the hill many mornings and still rile the other mama mallard that lived with only one baby.

 

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Feisty Foxes

There is a den of foxes living across the pond.  I know now that Mrs. Mallard and her eggs fed newborn foxes.

 

There are at least three kits but I've not seen the whole family. They play and play on the hill many mornings and still rile the other mama mallard that lived with only one baby.

 

photoblog image IMG_9365.JPG

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 17 Aug 2017, 00:47
Attractive animals!

Are they PEI Natives, Mary?
Mary MacADNski: Yes foxes are native here. "Red foxes are native to the woods and fields of Prince Edward Island. (The silver fox is a rare mutation of the red fox.)"

I have shown silver (black) foxes before as well.
Sadly - such is the cycle of nature..
Wonderful photo's of these guys!
Mary MacADNski: It is the way of nature but the environment has played a big part by the accretion of land around my pond.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 17 Aug 2017, 05:28
Excellent images Mary!
Mary MacADNski: A longer lens and a tripod would give better but these were during coffee time so not so bad.
La nature est belle , les renards en font partie.
Mary MacADNski: They are certainly a large part of our landscape.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 17 Aug 2017, 07:31
Qu'ils sont mignons ! Jolie rencontre.
Mary MacADNski: They are out there many mornings.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Aug 2017, 07:58
Oh dear! That is sad to hear but that is nature unfortunately. I hope that their fun antics make up some way for the sacrifice of the ducks.
Mary MacADNski: Only for a moment. I love ducks and feel the threat to them here on my pond. There was severe erosion into my pond over the years so there is now land where there was water.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 17 Aug 2017, 08:28
I used to love having a den when I was young.
Mary MacADNski: They are canine and respond highly to food. Just yesterday, the city decided to fine people who feed them.
Nature is a dangerous world
Mary MacADNski: That is one way to think of it.
It must be great to watch these, but sad about the ducks.
Mary MacADNski: It is a bittersweet trade off.that is more bitter than sweet to me. The island will silt away soon.
What a shame they are not vegetarians.
Mary MacADNski: Like beavers, you mean. Ha ha ha. They all have their good and bad points, eh?
Lovely shots, Mary.

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