Red Fox Den

Molly Nelson Standard Leave a Comment

This is the den where this years pups were born. They stayed here until the first of May, then moved them to another den. They may do this several times a season probably for safety reasons. Often, they make their dens near human dwellings to dissuade coyotes. After inspecting this empty den, I discovered they had taken up residence near a seldom used camp, where they had denned in years past.

There are always two or more ways to get in or out.

On top of the den I noticed they had left a scrap of prey fur (woodchuck? ) that I had watched the pups play with often. When I picked it up, it reeked of fox! A scent marker now.

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