Feisty Mr. Fox that I wrote about earlier in June has officially been confirmed to be a father! Shortly after I wrote my last post, researchers started to see activity near the den as the pups became old enough to venture out for the first time. I have wandered past the den on a couple of occasions and seen four different pups. I’m told that there is a fifth pup who seems pretty shy. If it took us a couple weeks to make acquaintance with the fifth pup, who knows, maybe there is a sixth.
Fox pup one is the most blond of the group. It was curious about my presence, but still rather timid.
Fox pup two seems pretty confident compared to the other pups. Fox pup one and two get their looks from Mr. Fox.
Fox pup three is the lighter of the two dark pups. Fox pup two and three’s appearance is more similar to the mother, who is brown with a black face mask.
Fox pup four is the darkest of the pups I’ve seen.
I look forward to watching the pups grow up!