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Meaty Morsels For Red Fox Kits

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All too soon Red Fox kits will have to fend for themselves, but as of right now, they are still enjoying having most of their meals delivered to them by their parents. If you were to sit and watch what tasty morsels were caught and presented to them, you would see many small rodents, especially squirrels, chipmunks, voles and mice, along with insects, birds and more often than you would think, snakes (see photo). Their diet will expand to include fruits and fungi as the summer progresses, but at this stage fast-growing youngsters need the protein that prey provides.

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5 responses

  1. Alice Pratt

    The kits are fortunate to have parents who take such good care of them and provide nutritious and varied meals.

    May 4, 2017 at 7:12 am

  2. What a great service they do in keeping the rodents in check. My neighbor has a den behind her house and has spotted two kits playing. Hurrah!

    May 4, 2017 at 8:43 am

    • Alice Pratt

      Eliza: have you been over there to see them & maybe take some (telephoto) pictures?

      May 5, 2017 at 6:05 am

      • Not yet, it has been so rainy. But they won’t be there much longer, so if I am going I need to get a move on!

        May 5, 2017 at 3:09 pm

  3. Kerry Banks or Mark Nowlan

    unfortunately they also like my chickens, ducks and geese!

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    May 5, 2017 at 2:33 pm

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