Following on from Thursday’s post, this hole in the ground might not be a vixen’s birthing den after all! My camera trap didn’t record fox activity last night, and I wasn’t nipped when I reached in the hole to investigate further. I couldn’t feel the back wall, but a definite foxy smell wafted from the entrance. I’ve been fooled by vixens before; she might be in there cwtched-up with her newly born cubs. Many times in the past, I’ve videoed various animals (potential fox dinners) wandering around outside a den entrance, apparently unaware of a vixen and six cubs tucked up quietly inside. I will put a camera trap at the hole again next week.
(Click on the image to see the video)