How many foxes you got? Lots.
April 13, 2005 2:20 PM   Subscribe

Other interesting photos from the same site.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:24 PM on April 13, 2005

posted by The Bellman at 2:39 PM on April 13, 2005

Cute! Foxes are really neat.

Here's a site about urban foxes. It's based on someone's Master's degree research. With pictures, and information about human interaction with foxes, such as feeding them (don't!).
posted by dammitjim at 2:42 PM on April 13, 2005

You've found a lot of foxes.
posted by underer at 2:48 PM on April 13, 2005

Well, it certainly delivers what it promises.
posted by ITheCosmos at 2:54 PM on April 13, 2005

At the complex where my parents live there is a local fox family. Foxes are like cats and know that bird feeders make for easy pickings - not only birds but mice/voles that like the spilled seed and nest near by.

When I visit my parents I sometimes see mama fox making her rounds of bird feeders.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 3:08 PM on April 13, 2005

I think this was on MeFi recently, but I couldn't find it...
posted by Specklet at 3:29 PM on April 13, 2005

What the fox! The site is down already.
posted by tkcom at 4:17 PM on April 13, 2005

Beautiful, thanks Wolfdog.
posted by Shane at 5:38 PM on April 13, 2005

Wow. Crazy-ass Russians taming foxes.

In a way, I'm glad we have Russia. Otherwise we'd have to invent one. And that would be hard.
posted by dhartung at 6:11 PM on April 13, 2005

How perfectly whimsical -- foxes are just adorable creatures -- wish I could have one as a pet!
posted by davidmsc at 6:43 PM on April 13, 2005

Perfect timing. I discovered there has been a fox hanging out in the neighbor's yard. I haven't seen it yet, just heard it. Though I didn't know it was a fox at first, I thought it was a dying animal and dragged The Husband out at 2 in the morning to either help it, or put it out of its misery.

When we couldn't find it but the noise continued the second night in a row (last night), I figured it had to be whatever animal's normal state. Thank god for the Internets, I looked up wav's of all the local fauna, and was very surprised to find it was a fox making that awful sound. It sounds to me like someone kicked a puppy though hubby thinks it sounds like a dying bird.

If it comes back tonight, we're breaking out the night vision to catch an actual glimpse of it. Not sure I'd trade living in the 'burbs for anything.

Btw, davemsc, I believe you can keep them as pets if you get them with a license for fur farming. Though, obviously, you don't need to actually use it for the fur.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 7:35 PM on April 13, 2005

It depends on where you live I guess, as to how you feel about foxes. As a child growing up in the UK I always wanted a fox as a pet too. Not any more. In Tasmania we are doing everything we can to eradicate foxes. If we don't the effect on our wildlife will be devastating.
posted by Tarrama at 7:52 PM on April 13, 2005

Ah i've heard the same sound [insert]! We have foxes in the area and thought that they just finally got the local tabby cats, who were dying a slow painful painful death.

I'm more scared of them getting my dog at night though... I can't wait for the coy-otes to drive em out!
posted by stratastar at 2:23 AM on April 14, 2005

dhartung, the website hosting your (very interesting, BTW) link is just about the scariest thing I've ever seen on the web. Give me some nightmares, why dontcha.
posted by maryh at 7:45 AM on April 14, 2005

Learn Ruby with foxes!
posted by mendel at 8:07 AM on April 14, 2005

maryh, could you describe the nightmares the Reactor Core website gives you? In your opinion, what makes it the scariest thing you've ever seen on the web?
posted by Linc at 9:38 AM on April 14, 2005

Ummm, Linc, I'm hoping you wrote that with your irony hat on.
If not, let me say that I, for one, welcome our new Dominionist overlords.
posted by maryh at 10:38 AM on April 14, 2005

I must say that I approve, but it would be nice if the links worked.
posted by Vulpyne at 12:56 PM on April 14, 2005

maryh, why does the idea of Universal Love scare you? Do you prefer hatred? The End of the World is coming soon, sometime in the next 90,000 years. Don't you want to be ready?
posted by Linc at 1:08 PM on April 14, 2005

I'm more scared of them getting my dog at night though... I can't wait for the coy-otes to drive em out!

Heh, I hope this is in jest, coyotes are much more of a threat to dogs than foxes. Most foxes even leave cats alone unless they are, as you noted, weak. But the coyotes most likely won't drive the foxes out. We have coyotes too, and they seem to co-exist just fine. The foxes lay low when the coyotes are nearby.

The best protection of your pets, though is to not let them out alone unattended, especially after dark. I can't fault any animal for thinking a small domestic animal on a leash is an easy meal.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 4:08 AM on April 15, 2005

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