Breakfast with a fox family

I’ve been watching these foxes for several months now but they never cease to surprise me.

A few days ago, they were kind enough to show me something I’d never seen before.
It all began as a rather rough encounter of two adult foxes and a cub. It quickly turned out that the scare-faced, seemingly aggressive adult is, most likely, the mother of two slightly older foxes and at least three cubs.

Their initial apparent hostility turns into what appears to be a friendly family meeting, where the three younger cubs suckle their mom, and waggle their tails while playing with their older siblings, one of which tries to join the youngsters looking for an available teat. Unfortunately, those teeth prove too much for the vixen and the whole party ends as suddenly as it began.

But don’t take my word for it. Take a look at the video.

Jumping and singing fox cubs

Ladies and gentlemen! I give you a short camera trap compilation of fox cubs and the vixen, playing in a London university’s backyard. A badger, last year’s fox cubs and a few adult foxes also decided to join and shyly check the area.

I must admit I have a lot more video material from previous months that I haven’t even edited, let alone uploaded. But the last three days brought more excitement than all previous months put together.

Make sure your speakers are on. It’s worth it.