Fox week: readers’ fox videos

Fox Week continues with three videos sent in by readers. The first one I’ve posted before, I believe, but it’s worth seeing again.

Reader gbjames sent a clip taken from two years ago in Milwaukee, showing a mother and cub trotting by his house:

And reader Graham sends two videos taken in his back garden. (He adds, “Excuse the shaky video; I’m not very good at it.”

and a happy sleeping fox:


  1. gbjames
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    I’m kind of surprised that the sleeping fox picked such an exposed location for a snooze.

    • Graham Martin-Royle
      Posted December 6, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

      They sleep there quite regularly, they’ve even smoothed the ground down into a kind of bowl to make it more comfortable. It’s quite a sunny spot just there and they seem to enjoy it.

      Now, if I can just get night vision cameras working I could get some decent shots of the badger family that come round every other night.

  2. Posted December 6, 2013 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Graham’s video is pretty good for that much zoom hand-held. Put a tripod on your Christmas list, though.

    What are the purple-blue flowers? Not the joe-pye weed, but the flowers to the left of the wood bridge.

    • Graham Martin-Royle
      Posted December 6, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

      Geraniums. Sorry it’s so shaky, I was sat at the computer when the fox arrived and wouldn’t have had time to get a tripod set up even if I had one.

  3. Posted December 6, 2013 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Here’s a baby arctic fox I met at a rehabilitation center in Iceland:

  4. James Mauch
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    I live in the neighborhood of the Bay View, Wisconsin fox and her baby. They were living under the porch of that home owner and what you are seeing came from their security camera.

  5. Posted December 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    If Baihu spotted a fox through the window, I wonder if his reaction would be any different from when the neighborhood feral cats pass by….


  6. Jim Maughan
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    How comfortable with humans do these critters have to get until Jerry starts referring them as f*xs?

  7. Diana MacPherson
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Foxes are just so cute and friendly but can also look regal.

  8. Shwell Thanksh
    Posted December 6, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    A photo of the sleeping critter would have been a better idea than a video in this case.

    • Graham Martin-Royle
      Posted December 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

      I agree but I didn’t have a still camera handy so just took what I could get.

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