Friday, 15 May 2009

Fox family playing under my apple tree

I am going away on holiday this weekend, but I was so pleased to be able to take this photograph of a family of foxes before I went.

The cubs and their mum live in a den at the end of my garden, in a area that was once a leaf pile but which I now let grow wild - you can see it in the photo.

These lovely foxes often play in my garden early in the morning or late in the evening, but this is the best photo I have taken of them this year. The picture shows three cubs and two adults - I'm not sure if the second adult is dad or an aunt, because it is quite common for a young vixen from the previous year's litter to stay around to look after the next year's cubs.

3 comments:

Bibliogirl said...

What a lovely photo!

Enjoy your holiday (and I hope Sin enjoys his new home, too)

badwitch said...

Sin should enjoy his new home - he has gone to a seriously posh house, almost a mansion! I think he is going to be very pampered. Not sure why such obviously wealthy people want a battle-scarred stray Tom rather than a cute pedigree kitten.

jade.ent said...

I wonder if the rich old lady will adopt me as well?