Interview online

| July 31, 2011

Foxy Lady has been interviewed by wildlife blog Wildwatcher.org!

Learning from domesticated foxes

| July 31, 2011

The Dog Zombie has posted an interesting roundup of research comparing domesticated foxes with their wild cousins. It’s worth a look if you’re interested in what makes the domesticated foxes different.

Rescued fox…

| July 30, 2011

I’m not entirely convinced by the wisdom of this, but the video is good: Rescued fox reared with pet dog (BBC News)

Family snapshots

| July 29, 2011

Photos here from 9th May… one of the cubs decides to pose, Mum has a really thorough scratch, and even Dad turns up to join in the evening feed. (Doesn’t happen every day; he’s definitely still around at the moment, but not necessarily visible every day, unlike Mum and the cubs.)

Phew

| July 22, 2011

Three Counties still didn’t manage to get to me today, but I think I’m actually quite thankful about that. They did, however, talk to Penny Little of Little Foxes Wildlife Rescue who made many of the same points I would have done anyhow (for instance referring people to Bristol University’s very informational fox website) and [...]

Family ties

| July 22, 2011

Again these are photos from early May. The cubs spent some time relaxing and watching the garden before having dinner and curling up with their mother…

Three Counties, take two

| July 22, 2011

Too busy on the phones for Three Counties to come to me yesterday, apparently, but they’re going to have another go today…

Three Counties Radio today

| July 21, 2011

Three Counties Radio have a phone-in this morning (Thursday 21st) on the JVS show on the topic of proposed urban fox culls. Apparently they were struggling to find anyone to speak on the foxes’ behalf; I’ve offered to have a chat to them but if anyone else feels like phoning in, do feel free

Persistence is not necessarily a virtue

| July 17, 2011

Any human parent — well, any parent with a child over the age of about two — will be familiar with just how persistent children can be. It turns out that this is a cross-species trait. One May morning, Mrs Fox was sitting in a sunbeam at the bottom of the garden, and peering thoughtfully [...]

Cubs feeding

| July 12, 2011

Some more video for you today from early May — 5th May, this time — and the cubs had still not been weaned at that point. (Not too surprising since the previous video was only one day earlier .) I just love the bit at about 0:37 in when one of the cubs finishes his [...]