Monday, January 18, 2010

Video of Fox Barking

No sooner did I post fox sounds, did we get to hear a fox barking and we got it on video! The narration is by CTT (Camera Trap Toddler). Translation follows:
[fox barks in distance] "Fox!"
[fox sniffs ground] "Eat nut."* (4x)
[fox barks, imitates bark, laughs] "Oh no!"
[fox goes under deck]"Oh no!!!"
[Knocks on window] "Where'd he go?" (6x)
[fox comes out again]"Fox!" (3x)
[fox stops and stares at us]"Oh no!"
[fox sniffs ground] "Eat nut."*
[fox leaves] "Where'd he go?"

* eat nut => He thinks foxes eat nuts because he saw squirrels and deer eating acorns.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Brazen Squirrel

I don't know why I didn't think of putting bird seed on the window sill sooner. No birds came to the window, only this brazen squirrel. I don't know if he is just dumb and doesn't know he should be afraid of cats, smart because the cat can't get him through the window, confident in his abilities to out-run a possible cat and toddler attack, or just plain hungry.
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Saturday, January 09, 2010

What Does a Fox Sound Like?

This time of year we sometimes hear foxes, which is always exciting because it means they are in the area. I saw what looked like fox footprints in the snow today. (Our second snowfall was only about an inch or two). Camera Trap Codger's recent post on coyotes gave me a good idea. (Thanks, Codger.) You can listen to several fox vocalizations at Soundboard.