Sunday, June 17, 2012

June 15th And 16th-2012-The Foxes-Young Red Squirrel

 The other female fox that is around every evening.
 This is the mate to the one that lies up on the back hill in the evenings. He has a beautiful full tail.
 This is the other female that I think has pups somewhere also. But she doesn't go up on that back hill. She runs straight back towards the neighbors area when she leaves so I don't get to see her much. Only when she's near the rock wall. She does have a mate but I haven't seen him in a few days. This female is very skiddish. She's small too.

This mom sits or lies down like that on the edge of the woods almost every evening now. I'm sure her pups are in the woods with their dad. One of these days they'll come running out. The parents won't be able to control them for long. Every other year the pups run all over the back hill. The older fox pairs were more trusting and brought their pups out earlier. Now we have too many people coming out the back door up there and one has a dog she ties up so I think maybe this is why the pups aren't allowed out yet. That dog is small but yips all the time and is a little mean so I hear. I'd sure hate for the fox pups to go near him.

1 comment:

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Happy Monday, Ginny!

I really like the squirrel photo - it looks like his tail is electric with the sun hitting it the right way.

Have a lovely week and have fun taking those great photo's.