July 16, 2010

A FOX FAMILY AFFAIR


JULY 14, 2010

MICANOPY FLORIDA GRAY FOX FAMILY

TWO PARTS


Today was a great day for fox watching as 7 foxes all came out at the same time. Three adults and all four of the kits!

The one kit in the front with the adults has some spots of fur missing but I really don't know why. He is just fine and very active. All I can do is speculate what might have happened but it was more noticeable a week ago so his fur is coming back fine.

The three adults in the front are the parents of the kits and then Shyanne whom I believe is the grandma fox... also the matriarch of the whole fox clan that lives here. She was pregnant in February and then she took off for a while and came back again in April and she did not have any kits with her. She has now joined this family and I see her with the kits more than the young mother or father. She must have missed not having her own litter this year and she is helping with her daughters family of four. Shyanne had her litter her last year and that is when I first met the foxes.....

PART ONE : INTRODUCTION by Sandra


PART TWO: FOX FAMILY OUTING

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