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 [...]

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 [...]

Sunning themselves

| March 26, 2017

Not sure if we have a breeding pair in our garden this year, but on a recent sunny day we were visited by two of the local crew, pottering around for food and enjoying the weather. The first of them (the first six photos) did also sit down for a while, but those photos didn’t [...]

Stew, anyone?

| October 27, 2016

So we had some leftover stew that none of the humans wanted; we figured we’d see whether the local foxes fancied it. Oh yes. Definitely. The elapsed time from it being put out to the appearance of (one of) our friendly fox(es) was somewhat less than ten minutes. (The magpies turned up only a little [...]

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 [...]

The Return

| April 21, 2016

Why yes, it has been a while, hasn’t it? We don’t know whether we have foxes living in our garden at the moment, but we certainly have regular visitors; see below. (The first evening with decent light, the camera at hand, and a fox who decided to turn up in a while.) This one was [...]

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 [...]

When we got back

| June 8, 2012

Fantastic Mr Fox and I finally got back from holiday in early May, and did the foxes cooperate by coming out and showing themselves immediately? They did not… largely because it was still raining. But eventually they showed up — by the 10th May we managed to get a few shots of Mrs Fox and [...]