Today was a big trip to town: dentist, doctor, hospital billing department, parts store, hardware store, dollar store, haircut, bank, lunch, greenhouse (two), ranch supply store, and then groceries! Not necessarily in that order… but I did feel like I made the rounds!
It was also the spring concert at the school tonight. Everyone did well!
On the way home, I was telling Vernon about spying my little fox kits. I’ve photographed a litter a year for many years, but last year I thought they had abandoned their den. I never saw them last year. Recently, I had spotted a new den not far away, and *something* is using it. When I slowed to take my time and look this morning, three little fox kits were playing by the old den! I took a few pics with my camera, but I’ve left it in the car… While telling Vernon this story, I slowed to show him the place, and sure enough, there was activity!
Son of a gun. I had buried my camera under purchases, but when I saw this, I grabbed my phone and tried to zoom. Mama was there… feeding six, SIX!, kits. Oh, I will go back and use a better camera… but I had to share! Fox kit bookends to my day… how cool is that!?Find me here!
8 thoughts on “Bookends”
So glad you got that photo. It’s great.
200-500 lens works quite well for birds and insects as well. I understand the mounting on the camera. Mine is big and heavy, but great.
Love all the little foxes with mom. This morning I was able to take a video with my phone of Canada Geese with 10 goslings crossing a busy street. The traffic waited for them and the adult geese were telling them to hurry.
Grey fox? Very pretty and cute! You are so lucky to have spotted this one and 6 kits. Hope they provide you/us with more pictures.
Wow. 50 years ago when I lived on the Lower Nowood we saw coyotes but not fox. In the East we frequently see fox, however in the last 15 or so years a larger Eastern coyote has come in and pushed slowly into fox territory. Our eastern red foxes are quite pretty and not much bigger than a tom cat. They also frequent suburbs.
A few years ago, Kate and I were camp hosting at Dead Horse Park near Moab, Utah. There was a family of Foxes right in the middle of the campground. Needless to say, those Kits never went hungry with the campers around them. We really enjoy seeing them.
When Kate and I were camp hosting at Dead Horse Point outside of Moab, UT we had some Kit Foxes right in the middle of the campground. Needless to say, they never went hungry because the campers made sure of that.
I really want to add the 200-500 f5.6 lens to my bag. It would work great for this sort of thing…er, if I mounted it on the camera. LOL!