Doors are tricky things…

| January 13, 2019

One of our local foxes decided to come and investigate the house the other evening. Sitting on the back doorstep, they looked as though they were considering whether it would be warmer inside and possibly also have food — but the door was of course closed. One of our cats came over to investigate and [...]

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

Sunbathing

| February 7, 2018

Although it’s been quite chilly here the past few days, it has been sunny for much of the time. With the sun come the foxes — well, they come out from their dens, anyhow — and they seem to find the roof of our shed a good place to sunbathe. Possibly the tar-paper covering it [...]

Moving in and taking over

| September 13, 2015

Hi folks! Been a while, hasn’t it — the local foxes have not chosen our garden as their territory just lately, so we’ve not had any pretty pictures to share. But we do have some from a friend of the blog, Ms Vixen, who lives a couple of towns away; their local foxes have raised [...]

Runty

| June 11, 2012

In a litter of six, you’d expect there to be a runt. Last year, with only two cubs ever visible, they were fairly even in size; the year before, with four, there was definitely one who was a little bit smaller than the others. But Runty McRuntersdottir, the littlest female in this year’s litter, is [...]

Aunty Fox

| May 29, 2012

Let me introduce you to Aunty Fox. Aunty is the slightly smaller and, one might assume, younger female who has been helping Mrs Fox with the cubs. Before we started seeing the cubs in the garden, Mrs Fox and Aunty Fox had often been seen curled up together in the sunshine. The gallery below shows [...]

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.

When the mother-in-law comes to visit…

| July 10, 2011

One evening back in early May we were eating dinner and occasionally glancing out to the Family Fox, working their way through the delicacies I’d provided for them on the back lawn. Something wasn’t quite right, though. A head-count suggested… one, two cubs; one, two, three adult foxes? What was going on? While it hasn’t [...]

I’ve heard of flying foxes, but….

| May 23, 2011

The cubs in our garden appear to be playing with a discarded Red Bull can. If they start growing wings, I’ll be worried…