The fox takeaway

| May 24, 2010

Usually, when I’ve put down food for the foxes, things happen in the following order: The local bird life descends to grab what they can before the foxes get to it. This usually includes a couple of pigeons (after the peanuts), a magpie or two (after whatever they can get, frankly), and at least one [...]

It’s a mystery to me…

| May 21, 2010

… why these cubs continue with their hedgehog investigations. But they still make me laugh! Also under the fold — practising creeping up on your sibling, and proving that Mum still does the best at feeding the cubs… even if it’s her own food.

Tuesday 18th

| May 21, 2010

Three more videos for you (and there’s another one on our YouTube channel). We have foxes playing the Up and Under game (now there’s a reference that’ll lose a lot of people…), also hurdling, and there’s the reappearance of an old friend…

Wrestling, pouncing and hedgehog-worrying

| May 21, 2010

I have four videos here for you from Monday. We prove that there are still four fox cubs — despite the fact that we don’t often see all of them out together, they are still here. There’s also another snapshot of the eternal struggle to be on top; some Advanced Leaping and Pouncing practice; and [...]

Too cute to keep up with

| May 21, 2010

Sorry things have been a little quiet this week, folks. Big work project and also the foxes have been producing too much cuteness — I can’t keep up! I’ve got videos, I’ve got photos, all coming to a post near you very soon…

The Dog and Fox

| May 19, 2010

While our cats may not be playmates with the foxes, here’s a story from the BBC about a dog and fox who have become friends.

Two late-night observations

| May 18, 2010

1) my cat can outrun a fox, just about; 2) an adult fox, hitting a locked cat-flap at full tilt, will not break that cat-flap. I would love to know what caused that altercation!

They’re for the high jump

| May 18, 2010

In the past few days, the cubs seem to have taken to attempting to vault over their mother. She’s still quite a bit bigger than they are, so you can imagine how successful they usually are(n’t). Below the fold are four videos from the evening of 15th May — we’re getting a lot of new [...]

For fox sake…

| May 18, 2010

Our cubs haven’t ventured out of the garden yet, and the adult foxes have so far proved adept at negotiating the traffic (thankfully our road is fairly quiet), but the BBC reports on a village that has acquired some fox-related signage.

Eating and playing

| May 15, 2010

Eating and playing do seem to be the two main activities of the young foxes’ lives. (Probably also “sleeping”, but we don’t see that.) Playing with food is also popular. Here are some of the overnight videos, for your amusement; the first one includes a cub wanting to be really sure his cube of bread [...]