2021 Foxes in my Neighborhood

Around March/2021, I noticed an increase in fox sightings near my house - turns out there was a fox family nearby!
They appeared to have several dens with the primary two being about a minute walk from my house.
So it was pretty easy for the "Fox paparazzi" to venture out a couple of times a day to look/photograph them ... ;-)

April 22: First picture of the foxes taken by neighbor Jeff from his house

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6 Kits seen in this video taken by the neighbors Adam & Allison - original and zoomed-in

5 Kits seen in this Video taken from across the street by neighbor Donna

April 25: Alek get his camera out which has a "bit" more zoom/quality - these are the parents

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April 29: My first pictures of the Kits

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I call the Dad "Gimpy" ... because his right rear leg has an issue

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April 30: Lotsa action from the "peanuts" ... ;-)

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Daytime video taken HANDHELD with an iPhone and Binoculars - related picture

Dusk picture taken HANDHELD with an iPhone and Binoculars - related video

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Fox in my backyard ... and must have had a meal (and a poop!) in my front yard ;-)

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May 4th: Some close-up shots;-)

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A future "hunter" ... of Dandelions ... ;-)

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May 7th: The foxes like to hang out under/by Jeff's deck

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The light was fading ... so the slow shutter speed results in some motion blur

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To the eye, you could only see shadowy figures moving under the deck. So I wayyyy over-exposed, blowing out everything in the foreground, but you can now see some details on the foxes. There was NO flash used in this picture - you are seeing the natural reflection of light in their eyes

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May 8th: Baby fox eating a woodchip and later on at Dusk



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May 13th: Kits are getting bigger and bolder



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May 15th: Footage from my house webcam shows the adult Fox looking back (and returning) several times ... so I suspect the youngster was still in my back yard. And when my wife went out to get the newspaper (you can't see her when she first came out), the fox had a bit of a face-off with her so she gave it their space.



Later that evening, the Fox parent keeps an eye on things.

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Check out how large the paw already is on this baby fox

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May 18th: The back right leg of "Gimpy" appears to be getting worse ... :-(

Some stop-action sequences of Baby Fox going after ... Weeds!

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May 21st: "Gimpy" hanging out in a neighbor's back yard ... and then standing tall in the park

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The Kits are roaming further (maybe to find/eat more bunnies!), so they aren't at the "normal" spots as frequent, although the entire neighborhood continues to see them. So I am not getting as many pictures.

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It's possible these foxes from 2021 are descendants of the kits I saw back in 2005

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And here is the "intrepid" photographer with his Canon 7DM2 and 70-200/F2.8 with 2X teleconverter

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