Red Fox Female With Kits

Posted on 25 January 2015

RedFoxKitsRed Fox Female With Kits, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. May 26, 2014 © Copyright Ben Gundy – all rights reserved.

My trip to the Tetons was very successful last May (2014) due to my being there when most of the babies were out and about. There seems to be a window when you can see the fox, coyote, and wolf babies before they leave their den. The park rules on the wolf is to stay ay least a half mile from their den which makes it ultra rare to see the pups.

This particular red fox female had five to six kits which were running all around the den. The kits are old enough that the female would go out hunting for ground squirrels in which the kits would play with them. I believe these kits have not been weaned yet from their mother so the ground squirrels were just a play toy at the moment.

To watch the kits interact with their mother was very interesting. A lot of playing with each other for hours at a time. The female would go off by herself every so often so she could rest from her kits playful energy. I photographed the family for two days and will be posting more images in the future.

Text, photographs, and other media are © Copyright Ben Gundy and are not in the public domain and may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Ben Gundy.

 

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Canon EF 500mm F4.5L

ISO 800, 1/320 second at F/16

 


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