Sunday, May 31, 2015

A red fox learning to hunt

While the camera captured several animals again this week, I was especially struck by a red fox that seemed to visit the area several times. At least, I assume it's the same fox, There are several fox in Cromwell Valley Park so it is possible that more than one frequents this area along Minebank Run.

Early in the week, I captured the fox making its rounds, such as in this video.

A couple days later the camera captured this interesting behavior. The fox has killed what appears to be a mouse, perhaps a vole. And it's playing with it. For a long time. The first video was filmed at 05:58 and the third at 08:25. That's over two hours of this behavior. I've no way of knowing how many breaks the fox may have taken in its play. 

And while I call this play, I do realize that it is more than simple play. The fox is practicing and refining its hunting skills. 

Speaking of hunting skills--some owls and hawks are able to kill and eat red foxes. Wow.

It's a beautiful spring. Go outside and enjoy some of it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nothing Special, but that's Beautiful too....

I had a chance to check the camera last weekend.  I didn't capture any beaver, or coyote.

But that's OK, isn't it?

Enjoy the videos.

Don't forget to go outside and play.