Red Fox #14 - Sinister by imprezoid

Red Fox #14 - Sinister

This is a photo of a red fox, taken at the British Wildlife Centre (www.britishwildlifecentre.co.uk).

I'm not sure I like the way this fox is looking at me ! He's obviously getting rather upset that I'm shooting him :-(

In their unmodified wild state, red foxes are generally unsuitable as pets. Many supposedly abandoned kits are adopted by well-meaning people during the spring period, though it is unlikely that vixens would abandon their young. Actual orphans are rare, and the ones that are adopted are likely kits that simply strayed from their den site.

Kits require almost constant supervision; when still suckling, they require milk at four-hour intervals day and night. Once weaned, they may become destructive to leather objects, furniture and electric cables.

Though generally friendly toward people when young, captive red foxes become fearful of humans, save for their handlers, once they reach 10 weeks of age. They maintain their wild counterpart's strong instinct of concealment, and may pose a threat to domestic birds, even when well fed.

Although suspicious of strangers, they can form bonds with cats and dogs, even ones bred for fox hunting. Practical uses for tame foxes are few, though they can be encouraged to kill rats and mice in granaries. Tame foxes were once used to draw ducks close to hunting blinds.
Fascinating info and a great shot! I have NO desire to have one for a pet either! LOL!
June 8th, 2012  
Wow! Look at those eyes! Very menacing. Still beautiful though. Fab shot.
I've seen very young foxes out in the New Forest and they have to be one of the cutest things I've ever seen. :)
June 8th, 2012  
Excellent shot.
June 8th, 2012  
What a shot!
June 8th, 2012  
Amazing shot...love the clarity....but that's the D7000 for you. ;)
June 8th, 2012  
Very good capture. The eyes look downright mean.
June 8th, 2012  
LOL! He def looks peed off at you :)
June 8th, 2012  
Love this shot of the fox! He is beautiiful and your focus is perfect! Glad to follow you back we are shooting with the same camera!!
June 8th, 2012  
Great shot. What an intense stare!
June 8th, 2012  
Wonderful shot, they really are quite pretty
June 8th, 2012  
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