Sunday, March 25, 2007

Red-Tailed Fox: From Relaxation to Full Stride

Yesterday’s post showed the red-tailed fox hunting squirrels in the Colvin Run Habitat. Here are two additional posts, each showing a ‘run’ of the fox at the squirrels.
Usually, the fox waits for more than one squirrel to appear. He then charges at the group and then selects a specific target as he gets closer.
In this post, the fox is very comfortably waiting, you can see that he has wrapped his tailed around the side of his body, and even naps while waiting.
When a squirrel pair arrives, he quickly gets up on his legs, stays very low, then makes his run. The next three photos show the fox in stride. The last photo shows that he was unsuccessful.

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