Red Fox

Red FoxThis red fox, along with his female companion, came close to check out my husband and I.  Foxes are funny to observe – they are so flighty and nervous that they jump up and run away at the slightest noise or movement.  But after leaping away, they return quickly if they determine there is no threat.  Their survival strategy definitely seems to be run first, ask questions later.

They are skilled hunters – I observed one red fox leap in the air and land with lightening speed on top of a vole in the grass.  Another evening I observed a red fox racing down a trail by our tent with a humongous whole fish in his mouth.  Foxes would often visit our campsite, sniffing around the perimeter and marking the bushes nearby with urine.

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