Nice backyard surprise.

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Nice backyard surprise.

Postby threeats407 » Jun Thu 25, 2020 5:59 pm

I'm assuming a her with a den nearby. First time I caught her laying beside the tomatoes I scared her off resetting a focus point. 15 minutes later she was back and I had my head outa my a$$ this time. Is that tail excellent or what!
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Re: Nice backyard surprise.

Postby Busse Jim » Jun Thu 25, 2020 9:33 pm

:shock: Wow ! Didn't think they where still around here. cool shot! used to rarely see them in the 70s around the open fields and golf courses. she likes your yard
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Postby threeats407 » Jun Thu 25, 2020 10:54 pm

I've seen quite a few but it seems even more coyotes.
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Postby Brett » Jun Thu 25, 2020 11:33 pm

Used to see foxes in the business park at Devon and Wood Dale road quite a bit, not far from Busse. A lot of goose mating/nesting spots in there I think is what attracts them.
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Postby polishfly » Jun Fri 26, 2020 7:44 am

We have a neighborhood fox which strolls around in the mornings and during rainy weather, people post up on our community facebook site all the time with pictures of sightings.
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Postby Rambler » Jun Fri 26, 2020 9:15 am

My daughter has one that visits regularly. I'm glad to see them. Foxes usually disappear after coyotes show up - coyotes don't like the competition.

I used to watch a den at Skokie Lagoons way back when. It was in a pretty remote area & it was so cool to be able to sit & watch them play with their kits.

I think the last fox I saw was a gray fox at Thatcher Woods several winters ago. That was a rare sighting!
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Postby SmalliesNEyes » Jun Fri 26, 2020 10:26 am

Very cool. My parents have had a red fox family living in the culvert under their driveway for years and years. It has stretched for probably 20-25 years, if not more, so I'm guessing multiple generations have made that their "den". Always liked them. Cool little creatures.

Fun fact: The young of a mated pair will remain with the parents for a year or two after their birth to help care for the litters that come after their own.
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Postby RonG » Jun Fri 26, 2020 11:17 am

Fox News!

Very cute. 8)
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Postby CBatt2 » Jun Fri 26, 2020 4:59 pm

Great pictures!
Saw one run across Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn, late one night. It ran up onto someone's front porch. Might've had a den underneath.
Lots of coyotes around out there too. Saw a "pack" of them in the Richard's H.S. practice field making a bunch of noise. Police shined a spotlight on them for a minute. Was pretty cool to see. One of the benefits of working the night shift all those years; the critters are out and about.
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Postby threeats407 » Jun Fri 26, 2020 9:07 pm

Another one next door a few years back. I just happened to have my camera for some reason when the thing came trotting by not 20 feet away.
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Postby Busse Jim » Jun Fri 26, 2020 11:44 pm

Well, It is a well known fact that foxes prefer well manicured yards and landscape. :wink: Might be why i never see em in my yard. Unlike the coyote :lol:
Another cool shot.
I like how female Foxes are called "Vixen"

Saw one out in Dekalb a few years ago, first one in 40 years. :wtf: Never seen one around Busse :(

They look like they'd be a cool pet. Then again, Squirrels do too :lol:
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Postby Rambler » Jun Sat 27, 2020 5:32 am

Jim - back in the 80s there was a fox den between the south pool & the hill. Used to go back there & watch them from time-to-time.

Then coyotes showed up & they were gone.
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Postby coyote » Jun Sat 27, 2020 10:34 am

Great pics , love the Fox used to have so many in Lake In ThE Hills now the Coyotes moved them out
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Postby threeats407 » Jun Sat 27, 2020 3:22 pm

coyote wrote:Great pics , love the Fox used to have so many in Lake In ThE Hills now the Coyotes moved them out


So far so good by me. I've seen a coyote twice in my yard but more likely passing through on it's rounds.
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Postby brownbutterperch » Sep Mon 21, 2020 9:58 am

Wow! That's gotta make your day. Foxes are so beautiful.
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Postby threeats407 » Sep Thu 24, 2020 10:18 am

brownbutterperch wrote:Wow! That's gotta make your day. Foxes are so beautiful.
It was a real treat for a week or so. It got more used to me so I could get out with the tele.
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