"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Foxes Seemed To Be Everywhere This Year in GTNP

If you have been following my blog recently you will remember that I have mentioned several encounters with foxes during our recent trip.  The first was a litter born in the Colter Bay campground that we located by the group of photographers waiting for them to appear...


We met many of these same folks at other locations and animal jams during our stay.  Some are quite well known wildlife photographers, some are passionate hobbyists, but all have a love for wildlife and nature.

These little cuties are the reason all of the photographers have gathered...


When we returned to Colter Bay after five weeks in Yellowstone we found they had grown into energetic youngsters almost ready to leave the den and strike out on their own...



 Another active den that drew a great deal of attention from photographers was located under an unoccupied building at the Exum Climbers School near Jenny Lake...


This den was a mix of typical looking red fox kits, and the more uncommon cross fox kits...



While visiting the Murie Center I was greeted by this adult fox carrying a Wyoming ground squirrel and a long tailed weasel...




Wyoming Ground Squirrels are extremely plentiful and seem to be bent on suicide as they dash out in front of traffic on almost all roads in Jackson Hole. They provide a bountiful food source for predators and scavengers alike...


This ground squirrel became a meal in the Gros Ventre River valley...



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