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05/05/2007 08:09:00 PM · #1
Out for a bike ride today in the Paris-Cambridge-Ontario area, caught some pic's of a baby fox (?), not sure, anybody know for sure? used my 100-400, rusted wire fence is in the foreground
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05/05/2007 08:14:22 PM · #2
looks like a fox to me... and it looks like it is in a natural habitat. Like the first shot - shame about the barbed wire tho :(
05/05/2007 08:22:08 PM · #3
Yep, looks like a fox to me, too.
05/05/2007 09:10:53 PM · #4
Yup, and sooooooooooo cute! :)
05/05/2007 09:17:21 PM · #5
There's a den of fox pups at a location here in Madison that I've been stalking for a few days now. No luck yet but I'm hoping for tomorrow as the sun comes up!
05/05/2007 10:31:23 PM · #6
Originally posted by strangeghost:

There's a den of fox pups at a location here in Madison that I've been stalking for a few days now. No luck yet but I'm hoping for tomorrow as the sun comes up!


Make sure you stay downwind for them... otherwise you will be wasting your time.

Ray
05/05/2007 11:29:32 PM · #7
Originally posted by RayEthier:

Make sure you stay downwind for them... otherwise you will be wasting your time.

Ray

I will keep that in mind (isn't it "upwind" though?). Quite a few other photographers have successfully photographed them, some from as little as 20 feet away. They seem not to mind. The den is less than 50 feet from a fairly busy road.

Pics to come - if I'm lucky.
05/06/2007 12:51:24 AM · #8
If you are upwind the wind will carry your scent to them. Stay downwind.
05/06/2007 08:06:09 AM · #9
Thanks everyone for your input - This little guy was very trusting, I was able to get quite close to him and then he went into his den
05/06/2007 09:08:32 AM · #10
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Your fox(?) is much happier than my fox(?). I'm planning to visit him throughout the summer to see how he changes.
05/06/2007 09:52:00 AM · #11
Originally posted by riley:

Thanks everyone for your input - This little guy was very trusting, I was able to get quite close to him and then he went into his den

She's still young and curious. ;)
05/06/2007 10:43:23 AM · #12
Originally posted by BlueZamia:

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Your fox(?) is much happier than my fox(?). I'm planning to visit him throughout the summer to see how he changes.


Not trying to be a know-it-all, but I'd guess your image is a white-tailed deer, or at least some kind of browsing, grazing animal. A white-tailed deer skull looks like this:

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A fox skull would be more carnivore-like. Specifically, it would look like this:

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And, it would be fairly small... about the size of a small/medium dog skull...not more than 7 inches in lenght. Whereas, the deer skull would be 12 inches in length.

(I fear you were just "pulling our leg". Testing the wildlife crowd?)
05/06/2007 11:48:34 PM · #13
No, I was just having a lot of trouble figuring out what the head would look like in life. the shout looked so long and the long bones looked short, and imagination failed me.

Thanks Ailce

Message edited by author 2007-05-06 23:49:20.
05/06/2007 11:57:38 PM · #14
Originally posted by BlueZamia:

No, I was just having a lot of trouble figuring out what the head would look like in life. the shout looked so long and the long bones looked short, and imagination failed me.

Thanks Ailce


You are most welcome! The key to identification of species is the analysis of the teeth. The deer species would have grinding chewing molars. While the carnivores (fox, other canines, and other carnivores) would have incisors for ripping and tearing flesh (to be overly graphic). Zoology is a fascinating field... best applied in the field... in a forensic manner.
05/07/2007 12:19:28 AM · #15
Originally posted by riley:

... caught some pic's of a baby fox (?), not sure, anybody know for sure?
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Your identification may be incorrect. Here is a real fox for comparison. ;)

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05/07/2007 12:26:16 AM · #16
Originally posted by stdavidson:

Originally posted by riley:

... caught some pic's of a baby fox (?), not sure, anybody know for sure?
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Your identification may be incorrect. Here is a real fox for comparison. ;)

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Carnivore, for sure!
05/07/2007 12:43:46 AM · #17
Originally posted by stdavidson:

Originally posted by riley:

... caught some pic's of a baby fox (?), not sure, anybody know for sure?
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Your identification may be incorrect. Here is a real fox for comparison. ;)

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Now I know what it was scavenging in my bin last night.
05/07/2007 07:46:35 AM · #18
That is soooooooo funny, made my day!

Originally posted by stdavidson:

Originally posted by riley:

... caught some pic's of a baby fox (?), not sure, anybody know for sure?
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Your identification may be incorrect. Here is a real fox for comparison. ;)
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