I’ve always really liked foxes, they are kinda cute and bring a bit of wildlife into the towns and cities. Admittedly I do get a little annoyed when they are at my bins, but seeing them trot around is always cool, and especially when you get some young ones.
So, my garden is currently a bit of a mess, and a few weeks ago I spotted a vixen with 3 little cubs playing around one morning, they were only small cat sized at that point, and the mother looked very thin, and had a slightly lame front leg. As such I decided I’d put some food out as if the mother died or couldn’t feed the cubs, it’s be pretty hard for the cubs to survive.
Anyway, I was making a cup of tea this morning and saw a young fox just chilling out at the end of the garden.
Now I was a little worried that it wasn’t well, so I banged on the window, and was rewarded with a look of “what are you waking me up for?”
He (I think it’s a he based on size and build – vixens tend to be a little slighter) eventually got up, stretched and bounced around a bit, then I threw a sausage roll down the garden for his breakfast and he scampered off.
About 30 mins later, this little lady appears.
Notice the different markings on the nose, plus she was a little but smaller and with a better coat. I tried to feed her as well, but she just looked at me, had a scratch and squeezed through the fence.
So, I’m assuming that these are the cubs I saw a while ago, they are still young and seem quite happy in the garden – love a bit of wildlife!