2018′s cubs, at last

Posted By on June 23, 2018

It feels like these little guys are a bit later than usual making an appearance. We weren’t sure whether there were cubs at all this year; we’d seen the local adults around quite a bit, but it wasn’t until a couple of days ago that we saw a cub with them — at a point where the light was not going to work for taking pictures, naturally! — and then not until this evening that it became clear that there were actually at least two cubs jumping around and playing with their parents.

Yes, the garden is exceptionally grassy at the moment. The weather earlier on this year was excellent for growing things… grass, weeds, and the like… and you’ve all already figured out that we are not keen gardeners, right? But trying to persuade the camera to focus on the foxes and not the surrounding vegetation can be a challenge, especially with a long lens.

Anyway, hopefully we will be able to get some more photos in the next week or two. One of the cubs was brave enough to venture onto the patio already; now they just need to do that at the other end, nearer the camera…

(The first picture in the gallery is one of the cubs; the second is one of the adult foxes. We think it’s their mother but it might be one of the teenagers from last year; I have seen her (assumed “her”, anyhow) grooming one of the cubs.)

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