whiterookParticipantApril 28, 2014 at 2:29 pmPost count: 5576littlealfetParticipantApril 28, 2014 at 4:02 pmPost count: 739whiterookParticipantApril 30, 2014 at 8:23 pmPost count: 5576MuskeezParticipantMay 13, 2014 at 1:48 pmPost count: 89whiterookParticipantMay 13, 2014 at 5:37 pmPost count: 5576whiterookParticipantMay 13, 2014 at 5:44 pmPost count: 5576
When the female is heavy laden with pups. The male will bring his kills to the den entrance hole & leave them there. Otherwise the female will also go on short hunts & bring them back for her pups. Once they are eating meat. Red Fox kits are weaned around 5wks old. Once the kits are around 12wks old. They will go on their own hunts, alone. Unlike coyote pups. Which often hunt with their litter mates, but sometimes alone.marie_bParticipantMay 14, 2014 at 12:30 amPost count: 724BushFamilyNineParticipantMay 14, 2014 at 12:38 amPost count: 354TRKYHNTRParticipantMay 14, 2014 at 6:47 pmPost count: 40
Whiterook, as always thank for the pic and great info!
There is a female with a litter of 5 kits living in a old barn by my brothers house. I haven’t seen them yet, but the neighbors saw her leading them across the highway. For some reason I think 5 is a big litter, but I may be wrong.
Nathandogseat2ParticipantMay 14, 2014 at 7:35 pmPost count: 227
So no pups as of yet? we have a den inside the city limits here and she has 5 pups, its been a blast to watch them play, wish I had some pictures but too far away for my i-phone. Watched them the other day jump and roll mom on the ground. Its pretty funny as they are not ppl shy, but they have walkers all day long going buy them.dogseat2ParticipantMay 15, 2014 at 1:41 amPost count: 227tgkParticipantMay 15, 2014 at 2:18 amPost count: 954whiterookParticipantMay 15, 2014 at 2:46 amPost count: 5576
A few yrs back. I knew of 9 active dens within a 7 square mile range. 3 of those dens the pups varied in age of a month+. I also seen one time. A litter of small pups in mid October. Which was the latest litter I ever seen or heard of. Those kits were around 8-9wks old at that time. At 8+wks old a Red pup’s eyes are all amber. Their full color happens around 12wks old.TallGrassParticipantMay 15, 2014 at 12:27 pmPost count: 632
Just outside of town, there was a large boulder pile in the middle of a field in a small waterway. There’s been a fox litter there every year for as far as I could remember. Unfortunately, this spring the farmer decided no more. Moved all boulders and plowed up the grass. Shame, about 25 yards from the road. Know of several people (including me) that enjoyed watching the pups every spring.whiterookParticipantMay 16, 2014 at 11:21 pmPost count: 5576
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