What a relief that all 5 kits have grown up, and so far at least, nobody has run out and gotten hit by a car. The kits seem very cautious with cars and people in general, though they know me and have accepted me. Mom (last year's baby) has raised them well, and made it through the hardest part of raising them and providing them with the food they needed to grow. Dad fox has hung around but has been much more elusive. I have known Mom since she herself was a baby just last year. The kits are roaming pretty far now and I suspect are being encouraged to go off on their own. Mom is regaining some weight and her fur is filling in better, including her tail, which was looking pretty ragged over the summer. I took these shots last evening, just before dark, hence the higher than optimal ISO settings.
1. This is Mom.
2. Mom on the right, giving a life lesson to a kit.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/WoS2ok IMGL8032 "Foxy", Red Fox Female teaching a kit by Ian Murray, on Flickr
3. 2 babiesIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Xnsvjq IMGL8018 Red Fox Kits by Ian Murray, on Flickr
4. A very adult looking kit.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/XCjiTt IMGL8007 Red Fox Kit by Ian Murray, on Flickr
5. Mom.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/XnsyLA IMGL8001 Foxy by Ian Murray, on Flickr
6. Another of the 5 kits.IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Wmy5nA IMGL7987 Red Fox Kit by Ian Murray, on Flickr