A chance encounter this afternoon (young Red Fox cub)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by grebeman, May 19, 2011.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Barrie
    I chanced upon 5 small Red Fox cubs earlier this afternoon, they were well spread out along the edge of a field so I was only able to photograph one at any time, here's a couple of shots of the one closest to me.
    Panasonic G1 with 100-300mm Panasonic lens, minimal post processing in Bibble Pro 5, images not cropped.

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    Barrie
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    Jack
    How cute! Looks very huggable! Great capture!
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    They're so cute aren't they? We have three cubs who are frequenting our garden at the moment. One walked into my kitchen from the open conservatory in the early evening a couple of weeks ago. I must say that they are becoming a bit of a nuisance though as they are digging quite madly under the garden fence in several places and bringing back all sorts of rubbish. They have eaten some of my plants and stolen my gardening shoe! I wish they would find a new home as I really don't want to have to shut the conservatory up in the height of Summer every time I leave the room :( What can I do? I live in suburban Surrey!
     
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  4. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    christilou,

    I guess you sit back and enjoy the fact that a wild animal has trust and faith in you :smile: , they'll grow of it soon enough.

    Barrie
     
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  5. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
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    Very cool and very nice photos.

    I Hope mama ain't too close, she might get protective.
     
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  6. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Barrie
    Hi Jason,
    I saw Mother first, she ran away and left them to it, not once, but twice, doubtless she was soon back after I left the area, both she and the cubs looked very healthy.

    Barrie
     
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  7. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
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    Very cool. Glad you had that lens with you.
     
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  8. neat

    I have always found foxes fascinating, although there are none here.
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Wonderful, Barrie! When I see these two, it's difficult to remember they're wild animals. This must have been so exciting! I would have loved to have been there.

    I've had the pleasure of seeing foxes but never as close as this. They are awfully cute.

    P.S. Barrie, you're getting to like that lens a great deal, aren't you?
     
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  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    Is it possible to play with a fox cub as if it was a dog pup? Maybe the cub wouldn't know (yet) that he is supposed to be wild? That cob was so cute!! And I don't even like pets!
     
  11. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2010
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    Barrie,

    I was hiking in the smoky mountains in NC once and saw a mother bear and her cub not more than 20 yards away. We stayed on the path and just kept still and the Mama and cub went on their way. I guess I just kinda worry about those situations.
     
  12. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Barrie
    Jason
    I know which species I would rather meet in a Mother/youngster situation, give me a Red Fox any day, not that I've got any experience with bears, thank goodness :smile:
    In my 50 odd years of watching wild creatures I've always tried to minimise any pressure that my presence puts on them, so I guess your reaction to the situation you found yourself in was the correct one, well done for keeping a cool head.

    Barrie
     
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  13. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
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    Ricky
    Great shot. You are lucky to see that!