Red Fox Family 001
The first week of May is about the time when Red Fox kits are old enough to start exploring outside of their dens. A friend of mine told me of one den in the shoulder of Hwy 61 that had eight fox kits in it. I think eight is the largest number of kits that I have ever heard about. This den is dangerously close to Hwy 61 traffic so I was wondering how many might get hit by cars.
I drove up to the den and parked along Hwy 61 to see if I could get a photo of all eight sticking their heads out of the den. After about an hour with no sign of the kits I was just about to leave when I see mom coming out of the woods.