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Posted by Des on Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:21 am

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I have been photographing this young vixen since she was a cub. One time she snuck up behind me and ran off with one of my small waterproof pouches. It was later retrieved near the den. This was the last frame I took of her couple of summers ago. Although it's clear that she still recognised me, she was a lot more wary. This is a good sign, as country foxes are heavily 'controlled' in the UK by farmers rearing game birds. As a nature lover and photographer, I find them interesting and a photogenic subject.

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by david fletcher on Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:47 pm
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love the way they can be so mischievous Des. Super shot and love the eyes. I'm a fan of them too, although I sometimes wince at their territorial scent marking habits. (Only last night my slumber was broken by their blood curdling calls right outside my window... didn't mind and brought a smile, after all it is that season and time of year, approaching for them).
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:39 pm
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I share your interest in these fascinating creatures, Des - even though one killed my favourite adopted half wildcat when I had my little farm in Scotland. Even after I cried when I discovered her lifeless body, I couldn't blame the fox, for being a fox. A lovely capture of this pretty vixen with her wary gaze and beautiful eyes.

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by Des on Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:52 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
I share your interest in these fascinating creatures, Des - even though one killed my favourite adopted half wildcat when I had my little farm in Scotland.  Even after I cried when I discovered her lifeless body, I couldn't blame the fox, for being a fox.   A lovely capture of this pretty vixen with her wary gaze and beautiful eyes.

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I'm certain that many ex-chicken keepers would emphasise with you, Carol.
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by Ron Day on Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:52 pm
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A fine fox image, Des. Love those eyes.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:52 am
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So nice with that intent look. What a great story too! I'd be honored if a fox trusted me enough to steal a pouch. :)
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by Lerkes on Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:03 pm
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Beautiful eyes and very nice depth off field here.

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by E.J. Peiker on Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:39 pm
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Exceptional 3D depth to this one.
 

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