Don't Mess with Mama Fox

by Marsha May. 04, 2009 5844 views

Vulpes vulpes
red fox

Captured some foxes over the weekend. The first four shots were taken on mountain side of Manitou Springs. Came upon them right by the side of the road so it was easy to shoot from the car.

This beautiful little lady was guarding the entrance to this drainage pipe – I assume her kits were in there although we couldn’t see them. We drove by twice and were within a few feet of her but she didn’t budge from her spot. Her mate eventually took safety a few yards up the mountain.

The mother fox's mate.

The look in her eye calmly says, “No, you won't come near my babies.”

The last two shots I took down the street from our house - again from the car. The mama fox has a den for her six kits under an old house. She was alert and aware of everything going on around her. Didn’t seem to be bothered by us but was keeping a very close eye on the barking dog across the street.

So this is what all the excitement is about!
One of the six kits living under the old house.

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Tom 8 years, 5 months ago

Wow great set, looks like they were posing for you

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kamila 8 years, 5 months ago

hehe great set. :)

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 8 years, 5 months ago

Anybody in the neighborhood missing their cat ?? Great shots of all. cd

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Igor 8 years, 5 months ago

it so cool to see foxes around houses!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Patty 8 years, 5 months ago

Awesome shots. Hope the little ones in the drain pipe don't get drowned out. I like 4,5 &6. That little guy is so cute

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jacki 8 years, 5 months ago

What a great set! Last spring I also got to see a two small ones who had taken up residence under a cottage near ours... like yours they didn't seem to bothered as long as I stayed in the car. This doesn't seem like normal fox behavior however.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 8 years, 5 months ago

Rare and lovely moments on the photos. Great work!!!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
João Baptista 8 years, 5 months ago

Extraordinary, I love this post!!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Paul 8 years, 5 months ago

Fantastic...right place....time ....and ....person with the camera!!!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Glennis 8 years, 5 months ago

Really great shots!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Letrato 8 years, 5 months ago

great capture, how close were u?

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jumiella 8 years, 5 months ago

Fantastic shots! Super set!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lynn 8 years, 5 months ago

WOW WOW WOW!!! Marsha you did it again...OUTSTANDING shots of a beautiful animal. I can't pick a fav. I love them all :))

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 8 years, 5 months ago

What beautiful creatures - lovely set. I took a few fox photos in my parents' garden yesterday but nothing like these!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Sara G 8 years, 5 months ago

Well I like #4, perfect photo of a fox. We're thinking of coming to host at Sylvan Lake, what do you think of that place?

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marcin 8 years, 5 months ago

5&6 are great :)

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Joe 8 years, 5 months ago

Great post, Marsha! Felt like I was there looking at Mama Fox!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 8 years, 5 months ago

WOW, number 5 is amazing

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Dragana Jurisic 8 years, 5 months ago

lovely, we have a lot of foxes in urban Dublin but not as pretty as these

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 5 months ago

Magical captures!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 8 years, 5 months ago

wonderful little guy!! the pictures are great!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Chris Buchan Jones 8 years, 5 months ago

beautiful set I noticed the last one made me gasp I added it to my faves as I love photos that gain emotion from their look!!!!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Finbarr 8 years, 5 months ago

awesome work !!! well done !!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ricardo 8 years, 5 months ago

Marsha!
This set is MARAVILLOUS!
I'm adding 4# to my favorites!
it is awesome!
You're lucky that you've foxes that you can photograph without they run away!
REally nice set!
I'm amazed :)

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Nancy 8 years, 5 months ago

Fantastic pictures, great set!!:))

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Monika 8 years, 5 months ago

I really pity these cute animals as in fairy tales they are always the tricky bad boys, undeservedly :-)

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Katalin Szeles 8 years, 5 months ago

wow, what a great set!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jack Castelo Branco 8 years, 5 months ago

sooo cute :)

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jarvo Laysell 8 years, 5 months ago

Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#6 had to go in the faves.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Christa 8 years, 5 months ago

Great catch, Marsha, even with some hindrance, the motive is coming to you! # 6 is absolutely cute.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 8 years, 5 months ago

The 2nd was my favorite till I saw the show stopper (the lsat one)

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Mike 8 years, 5 months ago

Very good shots & great post!!
:-)

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Vterezia 8 years, 5 months ago

lovely baby :))

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Betty 8 years, 5 months ago

Wow...great set, Marsha. The last shot is priceless!! Excellent captures!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Rob Tulk 8 years, 5 months ago

Great set of nice pictures. The first fox looks a little bedraggled poor thing but that cub is real cute.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Doris 8 years, 5 months ago

How cute! I only have seen foxes in the zoo....or lying dead at the side of a road.Congratulations!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Pumacat 8 years, 5 months ago

fantastic set ! Last one is so cute !!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Leocheung 8 years, 5 months ago

Great captures. Beautiful colors.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kecskemétiné Nelli 8 years, 5 months ago

Lovely shots and great emotions. =)

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 8 years, 5 months ago

These are awesome. I love the tones and subject is fun too.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Buffy 8 years, 5 months ago

What a nice ending to your set. You brought up the mystery of the kits and then gave it to us at the end.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Brian 8 years, 5 months ago

Great capture. It's cool that you were able to get so close.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lynda 8 years, 5 months ago

Great set??love the surprise of the last photo.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jennye 8 years, 5 months ago

Wow, these are fantastic shots Marsha!
love em all, especially the last one!!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ines 8 years, 5 months ago

Amazing set Marsha!!! ... love the first two of that brave little Mom :)
No love them all :)))

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Gonia 8 years, 5 months ago

your pictures are super! I've never seen fox like yours. thanks a lot for such pretty pictures.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 8 years, 5 months ago

WOW! Amazing shots of these beautiful foxes. My favorites are # 4,5 and 6. Wonderful set.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Prashant Karkera 8 years, 5 months ago

Like the wet dark background color which goes with the pic...

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