Our first fox sighting

by Mars
Red fox

It was an eventful start to the day with not one, but two foxes running around the front garden. We’ve heard the foxes at night, but have never seen them. It had just started to snow and it was the first time we have seen foxes in our garden – they came right up to the windows of the house.

It was around mid-morning when we spotted them, so they must have been really hungry to be out and about at that time. The two of them were hunting together all around the front garden, vegetable garden and pond. Bizarrely, they didn’t seem at all interested in hunting any of the moorhens, pheasants or garden birds. As you can see in the video, the pheasants look rather confused and perplexed by the whole event.

We were also really surprised by how big and fast they were, and filming them (especially zoomed in) was really, really difficult. Nevertheless, we put together this short video.


Eddy Winko 6 January 2022 - 08:02

Nice to see, they are beautiful animals, just a shame they like chickens and rabbits so much, and as you probably know carry rabies in this part of the world.
We have a den about a mile away from us and if the wind is blowing the right way you can get fairly close and watch the cubs in the spring, although best to go without the dogs 🙂

Mars 6 January 2022 - 08:08

Nice to hear from you Eddy. Wishing you and your family a safe and prosperous 2022.

They are lovely animals – we don’t have chickens and there’s an abundance of rabbits around. They must have been really hungry to be hunting at around 10am.

How amazing for you guys to be able to see the cubs.

JEANNE JONES 6 January 2022 - 14:45

Very cool!

Mars 7 January 2022 - 21:44

Thank you Jeanne. It was a very pleasant surprise and experience.


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