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I'd been wanting to respond to the original post, but ever since my 'epic' fox photo season 2 yrs ago, I hadn't seen a fox in over a year, until last night , when I saw a little kit run by.

This is what I got to see just 5 min ago as a fox just grabbed "dinner on the run".  I was lucky enough to have just gotten back from my MTB ride and my camera was still sitting out on the counter, because the whole event took place in <10 sec..





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Nice pics.   That's not a little kit though....more like momma taking dinner back to her little kits.
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Nice pics.   That's not a little kit though....more like momma taking dinner back to her little kits.

He saw the kit the day before, with no camera handy.  Today he hit the jackpot.

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Fox on the run, can't find any oxygen, to let little willie go home, and do the wig wam bam.



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The duck looks in a fairly pristine state still, without a hint of alarm on its face at the moment of death. It looks eerily "calm" and unmangled.

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The duck looks in a fairly pristine state still, without a hint of alarm on its face at the moment of death. It looks eerily "calm" and unmangled.

I noticed that, too, especially the lack of ruffled feathers.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who would conceive of something as questionable as the look on a duck's face.   :D
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The duck looks in a fairly pristine state still, without a hint of alarm on its face at the moment of death. It looks eerily "calm" and unmangled.

I noticed that, too, especially the lack of ruffled feathers.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who would conceive of something as questionable as the look on a duck's face.   :D

I have watched this scene played out several times, with either a duck or a squirrel.

The duck is still completely alive. This is the few seconds after the initial charge and catch.

With a duck being so large, the fox will only run with it 10-20 yds before it has to stop and put it down to readjust it's grip on it.

The duck will remain absolutely motionless in the foxes mouth, until the instant the fox sets it down, then will attempt to fly off.

In ~ 50% of times I've watched, the duck does escape.

After the first "readjustment", the fox will then drag the victim another 20 yds or so into heavy cover, where the fox is safer, and deliver the "coup de grâce", by biting off the head.......


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Nice!  And I still remember your fox pics from two years ago.  Thanks again!

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So was this a wild duck or a pond duck?
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So was this a wild duck or a pond duck?

Wild Mallard hen, on our pond.

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The duck looks in a fairly pristine state still, without a hint of alarm on its face at the moment of death. It looks eerily "calm" and unmangled.

I noticed that, too, especially the lack of ruffled feathers.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who would conceive of something as questionable as the look on a duck's face.   :D

I have watched this scene played out several times, with either a duck or a squirrel.

The duck is still completely alive. This is the few seconds after the initial charge and catch.

With a duck being so large, the fox will only run with it 10-20 yds before it has to stop and put it down to readjust it's grip on it.

The duck will remain absolutely motionless in the foxes mouth, until the instant the fox sets it down, then will attempt to fly off.

In ~ 50% of times I've watched, the duck does escape.

After the first "readjustment", the fox will then drag the victim another 20 yds or so into heavy cover, where the fox is safer, and deliver the "coup de grâce", by biting off the head.......

That's very interesting.  It sounds almost like a conscious strategy.
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The duck looks in a fairly pristine state still, without a hint of alarm on its face at the moment of death. It looks eerily "calm" and unmangled.

I noticed that, too, especially the lack of ruffled feathers.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who would conceive of something as questionable as the look on a duck's face.   :D

I have watched this scene played out several times, with either a duck or a squirrel.

The duck is still completely alive. This is the few seconds after the initial charge and catch.

With a duck being so large, the fox will only run with it 10-20 yds before it has to stop and put it down to readjust it's grip on it.

The duck will remain absolutely motionless in the foxes mouth, until the instant the fox sets it down, then will attempt to fly off.

In ~ 50% of times I've watched, the duck does escape.

After the first "readjustment", the fox will then drag the victim another 20 yds or so into heavy cover, where the fox is safer, and deliver the "coup de grâce", by biting off the head.......

That's very interesting.  It sounds almost like a conscious strategy.

Well. The only emotion displayed in the picture is that 1/3.5th of a fox's eye...call it consciousness.

Awesome, SWT!


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Great pics man. seeing more and more fox up here, guess these warmer winters agree with them.

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