10/30/15 Island Beach Foxes

Posted: November 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

On this day, I noticed several small conflicts within a group of foxes. They were gathering around some horses that were near the beach. Each encounter was only for a few seconds and was not serious. It was more for show to establish dominance. The group seemed to work things out. The two photos showing one encounter look worse than it really was. None of them were actually biting each other. They were also making clicking-like sounds called “gekkering”. They make these sounds when fighting or playing.

At the end of the day one fox climbed up on the dunes and took a ten minute nap in the sun. I have been waiting for this particular shot for several years. Thanks to big red for the cooperation.

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The “stretch” after the nap.

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This guy was about to stomp on a mouse.

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Looks worse than it really was.

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No casualties, they worked it out.

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Comments
  1. Ken Curtis says:

    Wow. What a great series, Ray. Excellent photography!

  2. Bonnie says:

    Beautiful!

    Bonnie J Rovere imahrslvr@aol.com

  3. Astonishing, Ray — I think they’ve accepted you as part of the pack! Jeanette Hooban and I saw two of your foxy buddies on Rainy Saturday — near Reed’s Road.

    I tell everyone, “You don’t want to see my pictures” – (a mated pair, I would think, but too far to focus well) — Look at Ray’s.” And then you send these masterpieces.

    Thank you profoundly for allowing us to enter, momentarily, with you, The Fellowship of the Foxes!

  4. Deanna says:

    Nice photos of foxes.

  5. Glenn says:

    Great shots of the fox, Ray!

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