OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA

Jay Ryser

Lakewood, United States

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Now that life has returned to my favorite fox hole, I’ve been spending a lot of time there – be prepared for the inevitable flood of fox images . . .

The fox on the RHS is named Scarface because she has a significant scar on her muzzle. On the left and top there’s a dark scar, and on the right she has an asymmetrical white patch of fur that looks like it’s from a healed over section.

I had to go through some old images to recognize her. She’s not new to the area, but she was always shy and rarely came out of the brush much, so wasn’t one of the more active cast members of the area. Now that the previous alpha female is gone, Scarface has taken a much more active role in the community. She’s much less shy and out in the open much more.

I saw her stop on the trail cautiously and wondered what she’d noticed, and as I was turning around to see what she noticed, the old beta male came trotting by me on his way to see her. He trotted up to her and they sniffed and touched noses briefly, then both went their separate ways.

One of the locals who was standing by me said, “That’s her boyfriend.” They’re expected to be a breeding pair come the Spring.

It’s such a relief to have the little fox community recover from its recent disasters. Now I need to spend enough time there to get up to speed on the latest fox politics and drama.

It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Wheat Ridge, CO
Sony a700
Sigma 300/f/2.8+1.4TC
Jobu gimbal, Giottos tripod

ISO 400, f/4, 1/320sec

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