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Red Fox Kits Maturing

5-25-18 red fox kit_U1A4366Time is marching on…the blue eyes of Red Fox kits are turning brown, as they do once a kit is around two months old. Their coat is slowly being replaced by the reddish hairs for which they are named. While kits still spend most of their time close to their den, individuals will take short exploratory walks by themselves. Frequently they accompany their parent on forays during which they are instructed on the finer points of being a successful predator.

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5 responses

  1. Betsy Janeway

    Mary, what are the two black things beneath the fox cub’s nose? Are its legs black?
    Thanks,
    Love your work always,
    Betsy

    May 25, 2018 at 9:19 am

    • Hi Betsy,
      Kits have black “stockings” and what you’re looking at are its knees!

      May 25, 2018 at 9:43 am

  2. Alice Pratt

    I was thinking the same as Betsy….it’s front legs? Foxes look so keen and intelligent.

    May 25, 2018 at 9:43 am

    • Yes, Alice! You’re looking at its knees!

      May 25, 2018 at 5:21 pm

  3. Bill On The Hill...

    …Lovely image Mary, love those black socks!

    May 27, 2018 at 11:36 am

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