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Sep 15, 2016 03:42 |  #7906

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I don't know how unique these foxes are, I think breaking the ice is the first step. I know of a few guys .. some in the Netherlands that have a similar ability to get great images from foxes.
This one is only I would say 9 months,.. I had to go have a look at some of the stuff I did last jan, feb, march, I really like going back through and processing an image or two.. I know I did a few of these back then, everything I'm posting now I'm processing now.
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Foxes here are persecuted and looked at as vermin or pests. They are demonised as being killers of endangered native species and as raiders of chickens, ducks, and livestock - the bane of the farmers' existence apparently.

Getting to know some foxes myself through helping out at the rescue,and then adopting 2 of my own, has given me some more insight into how amazing they are - and that Australia will never eradicate them - they are here to stay, and that's a fact... *grin*

What people here seem to not understand is that when we encroach upon habitat in order to facilitate our own needs, we alter the ecosystem in many ways. Farmers got shirty about Dingoes, so they hunted them to near extinction... and funnily enough have removed the top order predator from said ecosystem. What they failed to understand is that slot at the top needs to be filled, and the lowly fox has happily taken on the role... but funnily enough, for every fox raiding livestock in an area, you can guarantee a dozen or more are in the same area and NOT raiding the livestock.

They do serve one good purpose though... they primarily hunt and eat the European Rabbit... which is the other major pest species here that drives farmers nuts... lol! And funnily enough, studies have shown that Rabbit is the number one food source, followed by insects and plant material... only a small percentage of fox kills are actually native wildlife... go figure!

Anyways... I've been writing a husbandry manual for the care of the captive fox (as part of my zookeeping course)... and it will be possibly the only published one of it's kind when it's finished... so will I then be looked at as a fox expert? *giggle*

At least I can counter negative comments from my fellow Australians when they go on about killing them... most people are so totally uninformed and just toe the party line with these things, that it's usually easy enough to make them back off...

I'd really love to be able to study and photograph wild foxes here, but the fact is if I found and befriended any, some bastard would take advantage and try to kill them... grrr!

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Sep 15, 2016 05:36 as a reply to  @ tdierikx's post |  #7907

I think T that your book is very good so far, You've done a great job, it looks every bit like an expert has gathered the information required. Im looking forward to the end result. On the subject of the "Human" this lower functioning creature will always be slightly off balance and fairly disruptive to the environment around him. Its hard to fathom the thinking of Man if you stand back and take a good look. I live in a place where people come to get away from there daily lives... they do it here at break neck speeds. They come with there cameras and phones to snap a pic of the wildlife they crave but what they don't realize is they turned it all into road kill the entire summer and now the subject they crave most has been carried off by the Raven.


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Sep 15, 2016 07:56 |  #7908

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Thanks Kim, the season for these critters is upon us. This time of year I find myself wondering who made it through the summer months not becoming road kill or someones meal ticket. Its a real pain knowing individuals, Its much easier to just drive and shoot never seeing that critter again.

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Sep 15, 2016 08:05 as a reply to  @ KFrost1's post |  #7909

He is Royalty


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Sep 15, 2016 10:08 |  #7911

tdierikx wrote in post #18128625 (external link)
Foxes here are persecuted and looked at as vermin or pests. They are demonised as being killers of endangered native species and as raiders of chickens, ducks, and livestock - the bane of the farmers' existence apparently.

Getting to know some foxes myself through helping out at the rescue,and then adopting 2 of my own, has given me some more insight into how amazing they are - and that Australia will never eradicate them - they are here to stay, and that's a fact... *grin*

What people here seem to not understand is that when we encroach upon habitat in order to facilitate our own needs, we alter the ecosystem in many ways. Farmers got shirty about Dingoes, so they hunted them to near extinction... and funnily enough have removed the top order predator from said ecosystem. What they failed to understand is that slot at the top needs to be filled, and the lowly fox has happily taken on the role... but funnily enough, for every fox raiding livestock in an area, you can guarantee a dozen or more are in the same area and NOT raiding the livestock.

They do serve one good purpose though... they primarily hunt and eat the European Rabbit... which is the other major pest species here that drives farmers nuts... lol! And funnily enough, studies have shown that Rabbit is the number one food source, followed by insects and plant material... only a small percentage of fox kills are actually native wildlife... go figure!

Anyways... I've been writing a husbandry manual for the care of the captive fox (as part of my zookeeping course)... and it will be possibly the only published one of it's kind when it's finished... so will I then be looked at as a fox expert? *giggle*

At least I can counter negative comments from my fellow Australians when they go on about killing them... most people are so totally uninformed and just toe the party line with these things, that it's usually easy enough to make them back off...

I'd really love to be able to study and photograph wild foxes here, but the fact is if I found and befriended any, some bastard would take advantage and try to kill them... grrr!

T.


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Sep 16, 2016 16:23 |  #7912

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Sep 16, 2016 16:46 |  #7913

Very cute, with a hint of claws!


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Sep 17, 2016 11:16 |  #7916

Taken @ Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Sep 17, 2016 11:46 |  #7917

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Taken @ Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Good shot, but my first thought is that Mamas around somewhere, so get the hell out of there!


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Sep 17, 2016 12:06 |  #7918

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Good shot, but my first thought is that Mamas around somewhere, so get the hell out of there!

LOL, That's what I was thinking too! Cute little cub=ferocious mom nearby.


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Sep 17, 2016 12:11 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #7919

she was less than 5 feet away from him.


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Sep 17, 2016 19:20 |  #7920

looks like an old one


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