Nature Notes

October 24, 2012

Red Foxes in Ontario

Filed under: Animals,Long Point — Tags: , , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

Red Fox

Early one morning, while looking for migrant birds along the lake at Long Point, Ontario,I spotted an adult fox standing like a sentinel on a pile of rubble. As I drove slowly closer I was delighted to see that there were a half a dozen young kits playing under her watchful eye. She gave a sharp alarm bark and they quickly disappeared.

I sat quietly in my car, and eventually they re-appeared. The mother had decided I was not a threat and I had the treat of watching them tussle and play. One curious young animal came within a few feet to examine me. I spent several hours watching them and eventually the adult became confident enough with my presence to go off on a hunt.

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9 Comments »

  1. Hello Mr. Stiver, Beautiful fox pics! I do some volunteer work for a wildlife rehabilitation center in Tottenham, ON and I would love to use some of your fox pics for our flyers (posted at local businesses to recruit more volunteers and promote the charity) The flyers may also be e-mailed to other volunteers and donors. Please let me know if you would grant me permission to use some of your fox pics for this purpose. Many Thanks, Karen

    Comment by Karen Morris — October 24, 2012 @ 6:59 am

  2. That;s fine, Karen

    Good luck with your project.

    Comment by Harold — October 24, 2012 @ 7:17 am

  3. Superb set of pictures Harold.
    Must have been a magical moment spending time in their company.

    Comment by holdingmoments — October 24, 2012 @ 7:18 am

  4. This is my absolute favourite set of pictures!

    Comment by Kelly — October 24, 2012 @ 10:37 am

  5. Awesome! Wildlife photography at its best!

    Comment by Hilke Breder — October 25, 2012 @ 5:21 am

  6. Great Fox pics!
    In the Boy Scouts of America, our adult leader training course called Wood Badge assigns groups, or patrols, of leaders going through it animal names – Eagle, Bobwhite, Bear, and others, including mine – Fox! Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Matt Cole — October 25, 2012 @ 11:07 am

  7. Thanks KellY!!

    Comment by Harold — October 25, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

  8. Thank you Hilke!

    Comment by Harold — October 25, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

  9. Thank you Matt!

    Comment by Harold — October 25, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

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