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.