Saturday, November 10, 2007

Red-Tailed Fox Relaxing, Hunting, Scratching, and Stretching

It was a classic, cold, gray, and damp November morning in the Colvin Run Habitat. The red-tailed fox, who had visited several mornings this week, arrived and promptly laid down in the grass for a nap.
When no squirrels arrived, this young fox became increasingly interested in the mourning doves eating sunflower seeds off of the ground. Finally, the fox made his run, only to have the doves fly away (note the dove in flight in the second photo).
He paused for a photo and allowed me to confirm his good health.
Then, still enjoying the slow Saturday morning, sat down to scratch behind his ear.
Then with undulating movement, he stretched his back and leg muscles before before beginning his departure trot.

1 comment:

  1. i'm so glad blogging is back at the colvin run habitat. i have missed the fox updates!