Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fox Den Surprise

A friend of mine informed me of a fox den that he had discovered.  He was able to get some great photos of the fox kits near the den site so I thought I would try my luck.  I went out the following day and found the den hoping to see the kits outside. Unfortunately there was not activity around the site.  I waited for over an hour before I gave up.  I went back to the site a couple days later and was surprised to see a fox kit laying down in the grass outside of the den. I tried to get in position for a photo and was spotted by the fox which quickly darted into the burrow. I decided to wait outside one of the three entrances to the den in hopes the fox would peak its head out of the burrow.  After a few minutes the fox kit poked its head out; I fired a few quick shots before it retreated  into the den.  Shortly after the fox came out of the den stopped for a quick photo and then took refuge in a second den site.

On the way back to the car I found a deer just off the trail which posed for a shot before going deeper into the forest.  

1 comment:

  1. Those are great photos of the little fox, Tom! The stare that it's giving you is fox-tastic!