Category Archives: foxes (honorary cats)

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Today we have a potpourri of miscellaneous photos (and one video). Tara Tanaka sends a specimen of my favorite genre of animal videos: newborn ducklings leaping into the water from their elevated nest. These are wood ducks (Aix sponsa), and there are only two this time (but see below). Here are Tara’s video notes (be […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a new contributor who sent some lovely photos of fox kits. There are too many to post, even with the selection Steve sent, so I’ll pick some of my favorites. His notes are indented; My name is Steve Adams and I’ve been a long time reader of your website and of your books. […]

A pounce and a miss

We all know by now that foxes not only hear rodents beneath the snow, but appear to use the Earth’s magnetic field to zero in on the hapless prey. This fox, however, miscalculated. By the way, the US Department of the Interior Twi**er site has some nice stuff.

April 19: Hili dialogue (and Leon lagniappe)

It’s April 19, and on this day in 1770, Captain Cook espied the eastern coast of Australia.  In the U.S. the Revolutionary War began on this day with the battles of Lexington and Conrcord in Massachusetts (1775). In 1943, the revolt of the Warsaw Ghetto began, and in 1971, Charles Manson was sentenced to death […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

I, Professor Ceiling Cat Emeritus, am back briefly; I was busy all day yesterday at Dalhousie University, talking to W. Ford Doolittle and his group, which was great fun. We had a lovely lunch at a Turkish restaurant (lamb kabobs with yogurt, rice, and salad), more talk, and then I met with a group of […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we’re featuring some Honorary Cats™ sent by reader Jay Haas along with some notes: Since you say you’re looking for more, here are some gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus). In May 2012, a vixen and her five kits moved in under our deck and stayed about two weeks. They left the night I had a small gathering […]

Savvy Ukrainian fox makes five-decker sausage sandwich

 by Greg Mayer From the BBC, a Radio Free Europe crew encountered a fox (Vulpes vulpes) in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, and gave it some bread and sausage. Click on the screenshot (not the arrow) to go to the video to see what it did; note that, cat-like, it uses its paw to help arrange […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Charles Spotts sent a bunch of photos, and I’ve picked out as the best some birds and Honorary Cats™. His notes: Like other of your readers I’m intrigued by wildlife and in my particular case, hummingbirds. I have a well attended feeder that attracts mostly Anna’s hummingbirds (Calypte anna) although I also may see […]

Fox noms, damages, and absconds with GoPro camera

This video shows two things: 1. These cameras are pretty indestructible. 2. This fox’s teeth are in good shape. The backstory from GrindTV: You could say that Jonathan VanBallenberghe was outfoxed by the critter he was trying to videotape recently during an expedition to Round Island, Alaska. VanBallenberghe was part of a group from the University […]