Foxes 2003, April 6

I had gone looking for foxes late this afternoon, but struck out at their den, so cruised around looking for birds. I was about to leave, when I caught a glimpse of mom (note teats), so I stopped to watch from the car.

She wasn't all that worried about me after an initial glance. The car makes an excellent blind.She seems really interested in whatever is behind her.

As she settled in, is she scratching? Or what is that behind her?

A kit! This is a new den I didn't know about!

It walked in front of her, and got a little grooming. I noted that the mother actually used her teeth, grabbing the kits skin and then pulling. It was kind of like using a comb, and I wondered if she does it to help remove parasites.

Then mom and kit took a nap.