Fox at My Door update  

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I have seen the fox a few times since posting about him/her in February. I even watched the stray cat who has a whole in the side of his face run into my back room when spotting the fox out side. Poor thing was trying to get between my dryer and the wall. There is no doubt this stray cat has had dealings with this fox and the whole in the side of his face very well might have come from the fox.

My son came in this morning after starting his car, quietly saying, "come here, come here". I went to the window and there she was, but she looked a little smaller than what I remembered. maybe it was because she was across the empty lot between the houses. I didn't have my glasses on so visibility for me was sketchy. But I saw them moving around, her three pups. That's right the fox at my door, who has been eating her share of the cat food for the strays has three small babies. They're just big enough to come out of their den which is under the vacant house tewo doors down  and roll around playing. She left for just a few minutes and came back with a good sized rabbit for them to eat. Fresh meat on a warm Spring morning, then off to sleep for the day. I will be watching as sunset comes with my binoculars.

 Now i feel compelled to put out even more cat food and left overs. My husband is going to shoot me. LOL. I'm always feeding someone.

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4 comments: to “ Fox at My Door update

  • birthmothertalks
    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 2:23:00 PM PDT  

    It's better for the fox to eat more cat food than to eat the poor kitty cat.

  • Von
    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 3:31:00 PM PDT  

    Beautiful animals aren't they and enchanting to watch.We have one in our creek we see occassionally.

  • Lori A
    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 5:12:00 PM PDT  

    I took the turkey carcus we had for Easter outside and left it where she could get it and still be relatively close to her babies. I do that a lot wiht chicken and most leftovers. I did it so I could watch her with the binoculars and it worked. she not only was eating it herself, but she would grab a chunk and take it over to the den and they would come out and feed off it. I watched her bury part of it too. The usual bowl of cat chow is out on the back porch in case she needs it. I hope she didn't get the stray my hubby nicknamed fluffy. He's such a card, the cat is short haired, there is nothing fulffy about him, lol. I haven't seen him in days. But he does that, otherwise he would offically be living here and i dont want that. Momma fox is a beautiful creature and her babies are probably a few months old, bigger than I thought once observed with the binoculars. They blend in easily having grayish coats for now. there has got to be a male still around somewhere. she didn't get pregnant all by herself.

  • rachael
    Friday, April 9, 2010 at 6:17:00 PM PDT  

    I just talked to Lori, while her fox came almost to the door. she got to see her up close. she bolted away as soon as she realized lori was there, but she saw her. how incredible is that?

 

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