My Urban Foxes


 

 

 

I started watching my urban fox family in 2011, at this point I'd never properly photographed wild foxes before, or had much to do with foxes. However some years on from then and my life now seems very fox orientated!

 


Through following the foxes for many years, I have been lucky enough to get to know some of the individuals that visit regularly. The fox images seen in my galleries are all (when possible!) named with the fox in the picture, but this can get a bit confusing for some who don't know them! On the right you will see a family tree of the foxes to help you understand the stories a little better. As you can see I'm lucky enough to have seen three generations so far! The main fox is Jack who was born under my shed in 2012 and in 2015 had her cubs under the same shed! The cubs where available to view on Cubcam 24/7.
 

 

Foxes are very misunderstood creatures, and I hope that some of my stories and photos shows what foxes are really like. Below I will tell the story of my urban fox families year by year, please scroll down to see their story...

2011

 

2011     

My first year following the foxes. This year I followed seven cubs but after they moved to a different den site my focus was on one cub in particular, Scar. Please click the above image or here for more of the story

 

2012

 

2012     

A new year and a new family of foxes to follow. This time the foxes stayed closer, and I was able to follow the family more. However this year has it's ups and downs when the fox cubs get mange. Please click the above image or here to see what happens

     
2013

 

2013     

Our cub from last year stays around and has two cubs of her own. This year we get to follow even more of their story as mum knows me, so allows me to watch more. Please click the above image or here to find out more about how our cub does as a first time mum.

  2014

 

2014     

Our cub from 2012 becomes a second time mum to six cubs, how will she cope with them all and what happened to our cub from last year? Please click the above image or here to find out how it all unfolds.

     
2015

 

2015     

Will any of our vixens from last year manage to keep the territory and at what cost? Will we have more cubs this year, and if so, where? Please click the above image or here to find out how it all unfolds.

  2016

 

2016     

With our vixen Jack not around what will happen to the territory? Will we have foxes to follow, and if so will we get to see cubs? Please click the above image or here to find out how it all unfolds.

 

   

2017

2017     

What will happen to the cubs this year after the events of last year? Will the past repeat itself, or will the foxes learn? Please click the above image or here to find out how it all unfolds.

(Updated 08/02/2017)