Friday, May 4, 2012
Baby Red Foxes at Springbrook
There seem to be only two kits, and they dissappear well before the sun comes up. But early in the dawn light they silently play with mock attacks on each other, and find bits of old animal skin and fiercely shake it, pounce on it and find tiny bits of food to pull off for a snack.
I've seen one of the adults drop off a freshly killed muskrat and a small rabbit. But the sound of the shutter makes the adults run off with a warning bark to the kits, who quickly dive into the den.
It was dark enough that I had to take these pictures with an ISO of 2000, a shutter speed of 40th/sec, and lighten them in photoshop to make the pictures look ok here.