Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Fox Tales... 4

The summer nights have become pleasantly warm. Sometimes it's nice to just hang out with the foxes in the lane.
Food is plentiful at the moment. There's loads of baby rabbits, rodents, snails, and there's always a yummy moth or crunchy beetle when you fancy an in between snack...
... So there is time to play.
Of course the occasional nice treat taken from the hand is welcome too.
Help, I'm surrounded!
Curious more than anything, they like to see what the 'strange man with a light on his head' is going to do next.
Some of the cubs are more gentle than others. This is the one that bit me a while back. He's still not quite sussed out which bit is food and which bit is hand. Here he's having a chew on my knuckle... careful now.
The foxes love to lie out on the warm tarmac. Maybe it's a fox thing because it didn't seem that comfortable to me.
Still, it means you can get some nice close shots. This one in particular (the 'bitey' one) is fascinated by the camera. The lens whirring in and out, the focusing light, even the flash doesn't seem to phase him.
Distracted by the haunting call of a Peacock, these chaps are always on the lookout for an easy meal.
As the sun begins to rise, they suddenly become sleepy. Time to head back to the deserted cottage for a nap...

6 comments:

Elisa...life as we know it. said...

Wow they are growing fast, I wonder if they are as tame with anyone else..or it's just you?

El Arkangel said...

Really like this pictures, they are really big not.

Lavender said...

How theyve grown, great shots Barkfoot! Ive really enjoyed this Foxy Loxy series, but you know Im a sucker for cute furry mammals, LOL
How cool to be surrounded - like you were one of the pack!

Pablo said...

Brilliant. What a great experience for you.
Pablo's Woodlife

patty said...

I love your fox tales... they are some of my favourite creatures. It still reminds me of the wild skunks that would come round in the summer time... I loved feeding them many many years ago now...

photowannabe said...

Totally fascinating and quite gutsy too. Fantastic pictures.