Monday, January 13, 2020

Foxy Woods

It's pretty rare for the cams to record a gray fox while the day is still bright enough to capture a color image.

It's also rare that a fox will stop long enough for the cam to capture a clean, sharp image.

Although there was this one main game trail, the area was crisscrossed by several other smaller trails that were also used by both deer and fox. This fox is on the main trail now but will take a detour, only to cross it later, as shown in the next shot.

The main trail goes up to the left of the big Douglas fir, but the fox took a different route. The fox(es) were caught coming and going off the right side of the frame several times. Next time I go up I might move a cam or two to try to catch them in the detour.

This time the fox stays on the main trail until it passes the large Doug fir. Here it's 9:12 p.m.

And here, at 9:13 p.m., we have the same fox. You can even see that the video lights from Cam #2 (which remain on for a specified length of time) are still on in the background. 

Although I synchronized the cams to my wristwatch, they are synced to the minute, not the second; the video only records for 20 seconds.

This frame looks a lot like the next one, but I believe these are two different foxes. One passes at 6:40 p.m., and the next capture is at 6:46 p.m.

If these are a paired-up male and female, I might catch fox kits here in the future. And just because I want to share a couple more trail-cam shots that don't have a theme of their own, I bring you...

...the Mini-Buck...

...a Mini-Buck in pretty light...

...and a passing hobo!

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