Today we have two sets of photos taken by readers. The first is from Jon, whose pictures come from Northern Canada:
These pictures are from a chance encounter of young fox pups outside of their den. Their home was dug into the side of a sand hill that we stumbled upon by accident. The pups played in the setting sun for about an hour for us and it was magical.
These photos come from reader Derek in Colorado:
Here are a couple of fox pictures from my backyard in suburban Denver. I wish there was a happier story to accompany these photos, but unfortunately this is a sad one.
When I first moved into the house, there were several foxes that would loiter around my house. Sometimes they would dig in the garden with me (see last picture), and sometimes they would hang out underneath the neighbors laundry exhaust.
They were not the prettiest foxes as they had mangey tails, but it was very fun to have visitors. I assumed the previous owners or someone nearby had been feeding them and they got comfortable around humans.
One day they stopped showing up though. I never figured out why until very recently when talking with a neighbor who read that some sort of fungus wiped out a large percentage of the local foxes.
I haven’t seen any foxes in a couple years, but hopefully their number will rebound and I will have garden helpers once again.