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Archive for January 9, 2023

Red Foxes Mating

Red Foxes spend much of the year living a solitary life, but come January and February, during their courtship period, males join females.  Nocturnal barking ensues and their pungent urine begins smelling strongly like skunk spray.  Vixens come into heat for 1-6 days during this time and up to a week or two prior to this there is much interaction between a pair, when they often hunt and cover ground together.  Once breeding takes place, they part ways.  In about two months, when their young are born, the parents rejoin each other and raise their young together.   

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