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Red Fox Vixen

Observed: 4th April 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in MammalsSimon Walker’s reputation in MammalsSimon Walker’s reputation in Mammals
Alice, Rye Meads, 22012-04-04 002 reduced
Fox, close-up, Rye Meads, 22012-04-04 007 reduced
Fox, named Alice, portrait, Rye Meads, 22012-04-04 005
Description:

This vixen has a story behind her. She has a pronounced limp, right hind leg, and the RSPB staff first encountered her last winter. They decided that without a bit of feeding she'd not make it throught the winter. She's now if not exactly tame fairly tolerant of humans, which is how I got these pictures. She's had a litter this spring... They've named her Alice. I have no idea why.
She's not always there by any means. This was the first time I'd seen her.
Incidentally, this was an occasion when I cursed having a 500mm lens attached - most of the time I couldn't fit her into the frame, hence the close-ups. I kept walking backwards to get further away from her.
I've given the habitat as gardens and parks because that's the closest fit. In fact it was behind and in front of the Visitors' Centre.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) interacts

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

Another superb shot

Another superb shot Simon, the head shot is my image of the week. Chris

Simon Walker's picture

Thanks, Chris.

I'm touched. People keep saying that. "You're touched," they say. They're right.

Chalkie's picture

gorgeous photos...

...and so much nicer than the ones in the strip above here, which is mostly bones and dead bodies! Lucky you seeing it so close.

CJT's picture

Fantastic Mrs Fox

Wonderful photo's, wonderful mammal. Lucky you.