Sunday, August 18, 2013
Denning Kit Foxes
It took the codger a while to wade through 850 30-second clips to produce this little video about the den life of a pair of kit foxes.
This is the same den photographed by Randomtruth (RT) with the able assistance of California Fish & Wildlife Biologist Craig (aka "Dr. Fiehlgood") and his assistants.
You will enjoy the graceful foxiness of kit foxes in motion, but to fully savor their colorful beauty and other activities you really have to go to Randontruth's recent blogposts. (His 3 posts are chock full of wonderful photos).
I used two trail cameras for the footage, and RT's camera was set for stills.
The foxes were thoroughly cooperative, but one of my cameras was less than ideally positioned. Craig did the needful and moved it for a better view. (Thank you, once again, Dr Fiehlgood.)
One interesting observation was the foxes' infrequent examination of my cameras.
But when the pup approached the camera at about 6 weeks of age the mother (I presume) picked it up by its scruff and carried it away.
She showed no signs of fear to the camera, but she wasn't taking any chances with her pup.
The footage however wasn't good enough to include in the video.
Hope you enjoy it.