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Jun 05, 2013 18:24 |  #1

I am kind of ambivalent about these photos because of what wound up happening to the kits, but here are the shots I got of the fox den at the Yellowstone Picnic Area. The day after I left the park, a badger came in and fought the vixen and drove the family to another hole. The next day, the badger invaded that hole and ate the kits. :(


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Jun 05, 2013 22:05 |  #2

gorgeous shots! So sad that the cycle of life took them


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Jun 06, 2013 00:55 as a reply to  @ itzmered's post |  #3

At least you got to immortalize them in your images before they went to the cycle of nature.
It is sad but there isnt anything you can do.
Nice job on these.



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Jun 06, 2013 01:01 as a reply to  @ jhayesvw's post |  #4

Great shots...Sad story, but such is life.


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Jun 06, 2013 07:05 |  #5

great shots


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Jun 06, 2013 09:42 |  #6

That's terrible news. My wife and I really enjoyed watching them a few weeks ago.


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Jun 07, 2013 10:00 |  #7

Here is a link to the story in the Billings Gazette about this encounter, great shots. Not sure if the kits were actually killed or not.

http://billingsgazette​.com …e4-9af2-4d246f50c8b0.html (external link)


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Jun 07, 2013 11:33 |  #8

Great shots! Glad the kits made it.


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Jun 07, 2013 11:41 |  #9

mtgriz wrote in post #16008640 (external link)
Here is a link to the story in the Billings Gazette about this encounter, great shots. Not sure if the kits were actually killed or not.

http://billingsgazette​.com …e4-9af2-4d246f50c8b0.html (external link)

Unfortunately, that article was written before the badger got the kits.


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Jun 07, 2013 11:44 as a reply to  @ BamPhoto's post |  #10

I hate to be argumentative (the sure sign that an argument is on its way :oops:) ... but while the loss of the kits (if they are gone, have seem both versions of the story) would mean the continuation of the badger, and its family. The circle of life is wonderful, no matter who is playing. Personally, I think seeing the badger would have been great... seeing the fight (as many did) would have been even greater.

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Remember the early bird may get the worm, but its the early worm that gets eaten.

The disappointment for me is that the "easy" photo op for the fox will be over before I get there next week.


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Jun 07, 2013 13:24 as a reply to  @ boufa's post |  #11

Sad Story, great photo's.


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Jun 07, 2013 13:35 |  #12

boufa wrote in post #16008971 (external link)
I hate to be argumentative (the sure sign that an argument is on its way :oops:) ... but while the loss of the kits (if they are gone, have seem both versions of the story) would mean the continuation of the badger, and its family. The circle of life is wonderful, no matter who is playing.

A puppy dying from heartworms is part of the circle of life, too. Just because something is natural doesn't mean we can't be sad because of it. Nature is a cold, heartless witch at times.


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Jun 07, 2013 13:38 as a reply to  @ RikWriter's post |  #13

Sad story but really nice shots. The little ones are so cute!


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Jun 07, 2013 20:37 as a reply to  @ butterfly2937's post |  #14

Aww they are so beautiful, it is really sad that the fox kits had to go, i would have cried, atleast you got keepers of the kits and a story to tell behind it for a lifetime


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