Saturday, May 27, 2023

Saturday Critters #493

In May of 2021, I first became aware of a family of Fox living under the boardwalk in 
Ocean Grove.

 We took several trips to see them before they came out of the den 
and up in sight, while I was there, and able to get pictures.
 I was thrilled to photograph this Red Fox Family and I shared those pictures from May 2021 here.

Now, it has happened again.
 They have taken up residence in the same den at the North End Pavilion 
which was destroyed by a fire back in 2019.
As you can imagine, this family of Red Fox ~ Mom, Pop and 5 Pups ~ are getting a lot of attention.
The beach may seem like an odd spot to see a Fox Family, 
yet it is in fact very common as Fox are indigenous to the beach area.
It is believed they will stay in this den for 6 - 8 weeks and then move on!

We saw 3 of the 5 pups, mom and dad did not make an appearance.

The town has installed a fence around a large area where they are, 
to keep people from getting too close, and to keep the Fox safe.

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
Viewing Nature With Eileen 
for Saturday Critters


eileeninmd said...

The fox kits are adorable. They are beautiful critters. I hope they all do well. Love the photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

BeachGypsy said...

Oh my gosh they ARE SO CUTE!! their coats are so soft and fluffy looking and those velvety black legs and paws!!!--- and sweet faces. We have a family here and they stay scarce which is good. But I do love seeing them. We have deer every evening they are out like clockwork. I am hoping to see babies sometime!

Breathtaking said...

Hi Debbie :=)
Wow! Beautiful captures of one of the most photogenic animals there are in many different poses. The cubs have adorable faces and a streamlined body,and are just as beautiful as adults. You did well to get so many lovely images.
All the best.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! There's nothing cuter than a young fox! I hope they stay safe and survive. You really should print these photos out...they are SO great! Enjoy your weekend and this nice weather!

RedPat said...

There was a fox family living under the boardwalk on one of our beaches last summer. And our city too put up fences around them to keep them safe. They really are the sweetest looking creatures and your shots are fabulous as usual.

The Furry Gnome said...

Great shots!

Marie Smith said...

Precious creatures. It is good the community is taking care of them. Adorable.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!

Shiju Sugunan said...

It's so amazing to see the family of Red Foxes. Awesome pics!

Jim and Barb's RV Adventure said...

Isn't it crazy how non-shy they are around their den? I've seen a few fox dens over the years and it seems like they could care less if people were watching them.

Debbie said...

that is so true jim!!

Changes in the wind said...

What a special treat......

Rian said...

Beautiful pics, Debbie. And they look very healthy!

Conniecrafter said...

It amazes me some times the places they pick, they are so cute, probably good to have a fence up for everyone.

Brian King said...

Fantastic! They're such cute little ones! How fun to catch them out and about!

Soma @ said...

I had no idea foxes can be indigenous to beach areas. They are beautiful!! Amazing photos, Debbie!