Wildlife at the Sanctuary: Red Fox

A pair of these stunning creatures had a family of three pups. Their den was under an old tree stump across the ravine from the camper. Here, mom is bringing home a bird she caught to feed her pups.

The three pups ventured out of the den for the first time.

They often played on the dirt mounds around the den.

One of the pups was a "bad boy" who kept coming over to the camper to check out the birdfeeders. I could hear mom yipping for him to come back.

After the pups grew up, the den was abandoned, and I've never seen any of them again. Once in a while I might still hear one at night, however. What an eerie sound.

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