2018′s cubs, at last

| 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 [...]

Accidental fox cubs…

| April 20, 2018

“Mark Bucknell says he found the animals about a month ago abandoned behind some straw bales in a shed at his farm near Newquay, Cornwall. He took them inside thinking they were his spaniel Ruby’s puppies as she had already started producing milk and mothering them.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-43843863

Foxheaven (Dublin)

| July 17, 2017

There’s a lovely live stream on YouTube that shows foxes coming to a Dublin garden for food and play in the evenings and overnight. The actual live stream’s URL changes, but the channel for the person who runs it is here and you will find the currently-live stream linked from there. Enjoy!

“Only hunt groups care about foxes”

| July 17, 2017

From BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40632948. I believe the word we’re looking for here is, approximately, “bollocks”. Even the (Tory) MP into whose constituency Fox Towers falls admitted he’d had dozens of letters from constituents insisting that the hunting ban be kept the last time they floated the concept of repealing it.

“Curious cat finds fox cub under sofa”

| July 17, 2017

From BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-40013177

When to acknowledge a fox in your scientific paper

| March 26, 2017

Lovely article from The Atlantic.

“Everyday Foxism”

| June 5, 2016

There was a great article in yesterday’s Guardian about “everyday foxism” (which is a terrific, and accurate, phrase) — read it here.

On the prowl

| May 22, 2016

So late last month, Mrs Fox — for, in this set, we have definite evidence of her being female, in the form of obvious nipples — took some time out to sunbathe and prowl the garden to see what food was out there… We’ve still not seen any sign of cubs in our garden, though [...]