Foxies – Summer

There is now lots of activity near the den, and cubs noisily running around playing, especially at dawn and dusk. The adults make frequent visits throughout the night to bring food.

Three cubs May 2020
Three cubs May 2020

Cubs lie up during the day in dense vegetation and a litter may be split between sites. Adults still feed them and are often seen collecting several food items in their mouths before taking them to the young.

Single cub June 2020
Single cub June 2020

Adults are by now very thin after feeding the cubs for three months; they also look very tatty because they are moulting so they stop feeding the cubs and start competing with them for food – often driving them off and forcing them to explore.

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