Behaviour and domestication

| June 29, 2010

I’ve recently been reading The Dog Zombie‘s blog — she’s studying to be a vet with a specialism in dog behaviour (and doing a MSc on the side). She’s made a couple of posts recently which might be of interest. One is about how to greet a dog, and how dogs are likely to react [...]

Contemplation

| June 27, 2010

Points to take away from these photos (from June 8th): I do wonder how noisy some of these cub wrestling matches/play fights are… I’m always behind the window so I don’t really hear them; Mrs Fox is still happy to let the cubs use her as a pillow occasionally; Foxes seem to flop down flat [...]

Mum is finally losing her patience…

| June 26, 2010

Today I have another couple of high-definition videos for you (I haven’t forgotten Foxcam, I promise — but I have a huge backlog to look through). The first is the cubs wrestling with one another again — well, two of them are wrestling and the third one just wants his or her dinner! In the [...]

Fierce cub!

| June 24, 2010

I have, today, a FIERCE fox cub for you — at least in the first of these pictures. I’m not sure what he was being fierce at, but it’s a fair bet it was one of his siblings… or possibly the grass… or something that existed only in his imagination! Also in this set: more [...]

A tale of a tail

| June 23, 2010

As the fox cubs have grown up, I’ve started to notice black marks on their tails, about a quarter to a third of the way down from the root of the tail. At first I wondered if they’d rubbed against something dirty, but then when I saw that all the cubs had it, I wondered [...]

An evening in the sun

| June 18, 2010

The evening of 24th May was sunny at Fox Towers, and the foxes themselves were making the most of it. There was the usual complement of rolling around and gnawing on one another (from the cubs) and watching with faint bemusement (the vixen). Mrs Fox also made another attempt on the world record for How [...]

Still at suck

| June 17, 2010

Although the cubs have been entirely capable of eating solid food for quite a while now, and indeed of choosing their own food from what’s put out for them to eat… or play with… sometimes, only the Milk Bank of Mum will do. Apparently fox cubs may still suckle up to twelve or fourteen weeks [...]

A thoughtful post to read

| June 15, 2010

The Aspidistra Blues has an excellent summary of the current urban fox flap, with a well-balanced viewpoint.

Tasty, tasty, very very tasty

| June 15, 2010

And no, we’re not talking about children here… have a couple of photos of a fox just trying to get those last few morsels off his/her muzzle…

All Foxcam, all the time

| June 13, 2010

Just catching up with some of the Foxcam archives here. A couple of videos of wrestling cubs, and one of the foxes relaxing in the sun — it’s not high excitement but they’re still quite nice! There are a few more new ones on the YouTube channel.