Spring has well and truly sprung, getting now to the point when eggs are hatching, flowers are blooming and wild animals are giving birth to their young. Depending on where you are in the world, baby foxes, or cubs as they are known as, are likely to be spotted between April and July.
A baby fox showed up to say hi at my grandmother’s house
Update: The baby fox at my grandmother’s house has a friend and they are chasing each other
Another update to the baby foxes: his friend caught his tail!
Grandma now gets to enjoy watching the family visiting regularly, as the cubs frolic and put on a show, chasing each other around the porch. Kind of makes you want to move to a little house in the forest, doesn’t it?
The little baby fox from yesterday came back!
After four weeks, the cub’s pupils change color and are now greyish. White fur appears around the mouth and patches of red on the face and while the coat is still fuzzy, their ears are now erect. Now it’s hard to tell them apart from their parents, as they have grown up so quickly!
From late September they have grown a full winter coat and the family group breaks up. The cubs will set off to hunt, find a place to spend the winter and eventually their own mates, so the process can repeat itself again!