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Once in a lifetime Fox

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The following are some pictures i took in the spring of 2008 hope they will brighten this cold winter evening.
It was while out walking with jamie I spotted looking over a wall a dog fox on a far bank keeping watch on his Vixen and Cubs down in the valley of the field I had no camera and they soon disappeared back into the brambles.This set me thinking and wondered if my 14 x zoom would be up to the distance nothing ventured i made for the same spot the following day (without Jamie)and there he was again posing for me on the other side


With me crouched behind the wall and camera perched on it the Vixen soon emerged followed by two cubs.


they became clearer


mums thinking about sunbathing


You are not going to give me any peace


now what are they up to !!


That looks like food


Tastes Good


Leave my stick alone


Hurry or you will go home to bed


That’s better


Who’s a good Boy


This is hard work


They were finally joined by the dog fox top right,

All are now much closer with the help of a handful of Jamie’s Biscuit’s.They soon moved farther away and back into the brambles.
I never saw them all together again and by late summer the dog was looking very poorly having lost most of his tale.I still hear them but rarley see them.
It was a privelage to take there pictures and will always treasure them
Brian


Sorry this one should have been above the final writing

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What a lovely blog Brian,and your pics are stunning..I love foxes,..i know a lot don't..but this is nature at its best to me...Thanks for showing them..:o)))

13 Dec, 2010

 

We have had foxes living in our garden for the 33 years we have been here. They are lovely creatures. Have never managed to photograph them.

13 Dec, 2010

 

What a wonderful set of photos Brian.....no wonder you cherish them. Many thanks for sharing them with us :-)

13 Dec, 2010

 

Wow Bjs....What a wonderful set of photos.....I love foxes, and used to get them in the garden here, but sadly havent seen one for some time now.......

13 Dec, 2010

 

Thank-you very much for showing those Brian. wonderful photos.
you were very lucky to be in the right place at the right time. :0))

13 Dec, 2010

 

What a privilege to not only see this little family but to capture the memory forever on camera. Beautiful photos and many thanks for letting us see them too.

13 Dec, 2010

 

Amazing pictures Bjs well caught, we have foxes in the garden too, they come to drink from our pond, quite a freaky sound when the vixens calling her cubs, never managed to have the camera handy though, thanks for showing your pictures really enjoyed them.

13 Dec, 2010

 

Fabulous photo's Brian, loved the way you put them together and made up a lovely fox's tale, ( get it) !
Like I said you should enter them in a competition
Thanks for sharing.

13 Dec, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Stunning photos Bjs ... .. what a wonderful memory for you of that day , and so much better to have the photo's as well .... thank you :o)

13 Dec, 2010

 

What more can I add? Amazing, endearing and patiently captured. We have one around here, heard but rarely seen. Thanks Brian!

13 Dec, 2010

 

What a fantastic sighting! Lovely photos! Well done you. :o)))

14 Dec, 2010

 

oh that is lovely, what a treat to be able to see those ~ im so glad you put them on here too!

14 Dec, 2010

 

brian wot a lovely blog ... you are right to treasure them !!!stunning . you should do a collage and frame it 4 the wall .... it wud be a lovely reminder or xmas pressie. not many get to see wot you have , very privileged indeed .so glad you shared thankyou ;0))))))
gone in favs

14 Dec, 2010

 

Wonderful blog and love the captions too, how cute are those pups, you ve captured them all so well, I too would treasure them.

14 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks alot for sharing these lovely photos, like you i would cherrish them aswell, loved the blog and captions.

14 Dec, 2010

 

Lovely Pic's Brian, well caught + lovely write up you put too.
We have foxes too, they had young and now they are all grown up, one though has a deformed tail, looks like it has a large tenis ball stuck in it but doesn't seem to worry it, will have to try and get a picture of he or she. thats if Pebbles isn't chasing it away LOL.

14 Dec, 2010

 

Wonderful Blog, Incredible photos, thanks for sharing them.

14 Dec, 2010

 

Great series of photos BJS :-). The cubs are so cute!

14 Dec, 2010

 

So rare to see all the family Bjs. lovely blog and pics.

14 Dec, 2010

 

Incredible photos BJS, I really enjoyed this! We do have foxes around here but I rarely see them. They do sometimes show up on my deer camera, poking around the house in the wee hours. Once I got some photos of a coyote chasing a fox right by my garage! Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, they moved out of range of the camera so I never found out what happened to the poor fox.

15 Dec, 2010

 

How lucky you were to see this family and even more so to photograph them. Loved the little one with it's mum, it looks like it is copying the way she walks. Brilliant...:o))

18 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Brian What super photos with such a lot of interest in them - not just a straight in the eye pose for the camera!
You must treasure them. I would love to have taken some like that little family of foxes.

18 Dec, 2010

 

Nothing I can say that hasn't been said already! Really enjoyed seeing these tremendous photos. : o ))

18 Dec, 2010

 

Marvellous that your patience was rewarded . . . just lovely to see those cubs! Thank you for sharing the beautiful pics with us. :))

23 Dec, 2010

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