Don't Mess with Mama Fox

by Marsha May. 04, 2009 5809 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 ago

Wow great set, looks like they were posing for you

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Kamila 8 years ago

hehe great set. :)

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Neil 8 years ago

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

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Igor 8 years ago

it so cool to see foxes around houses!

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Patty 8 years 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

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Jacki 8 years 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.

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Péter Somogyvári 8 years ago

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

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Joã£O Baptista 8 years ago

Extraordinary, I love this post!!

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Paul 8 years ago

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

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Glennis 8 years ago

Really great shots!

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Letrato 8 years ago

great capture, how close were u?

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Jumiella 8 years ago

Fantastic shots! Super set!

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Lynn 8 years 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 :))

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Helen Hooker 8 years ago

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

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Sara G 8 years 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?

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Marcin 8 years ago

5&6 are great :)

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Joe 8 years ago

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

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Mehdi Saharkhiz 8 years ago

WOW, number 5 is amazing

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Dragana Jurisic 8 years ago

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

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Jet28 8 years ago

Magical captures!

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Tomie Poodle 8 years ago

wonderful little guy!! the pictures are great!

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Chris Buchan Jones 8 years 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!!!!

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Finbarr 8 years ago

awesome work !!! well done !!

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Ricardo 8 years ago

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 :)

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Nancy 8 years ago

Fantastic pictures, great set!!:))

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Monika 8 years ago

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

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Katalin Szeles 8 years ago

wow, what a great set!

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Jack 8 years ago

sooo cute :)

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Jon Laysell 8 years ago

#6 had to go in the faves.

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Christa 8 years ago

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

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Susan Jane 8 years ago

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

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Mike 8 years ago

Very good shots & great post!!

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Vterezia 8 years ago

lovely baby :))

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Betty 8 years ago

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

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Rob Tulk 8 years ago

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

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Doris 8 years ago

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

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Pumacat 8 years ago

fantastic set ! Last one is so cute !!

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Leocheung 8 years ago

Great captures. Beautiful colors.

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Kecskemétiné Nelli 8 years ago

Lovely shots and great emotions. =)

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Michael Sakowicz 8 years ago

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

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Buffy 8 years 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.

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Brian 8 years ago

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

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Lynda 8 years ago

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

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Jennye 8 years ago

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

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Ines 8 years ago

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

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Gonia 8 years ago

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

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Kaitlyn 8 years ago

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

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Prashant Karkera 8 years ago

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

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