Jul 26, 2009

Vulpes

(all photos click-able!)
Remember I posted about a mother with two red kits and one black one this past spring? Well, they have lived under the middle school's modular this summer. THIS MORNING I HAD A TREAT!
They were all out playing!

Five of them! Looking through binoculars....I'm not sure, but I am guessing the two lying down are adults...and the other three are young. Reading about them- they say the young leave the parent around 7 months.




They all were playing...the one standing up was about to shake. Lots of red (and black) blur rolling around in the grass....sudden attention on bugs- a very graceful leaping in the air at the spot. I was so thrilled to be able to watch this! PRICELESS!

A cute black leg in the air. The black one circling like a referee.

(I couldn't help but think the Gingerbread Man wouldn't have had a chance! ha-ha)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulpes_vulpes (10% of the wild population is black!)
I FEEL SO LUCKY TO HAVE WITNESSED SUCH A SIGHT THIS MORNING!!



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