Reblogged from Cindy Knoke.
Oh my! Somedays are just OH my days. I have seen about five foxes in my life, in Alaska, Canada, Wyoming and The Holler. I was on Santa Cruz Island before and saw the Channel Island foxes, a very unusual species that live only on the Channel Islands, no where else in the world, but I wasn’t really taking photos then. So back I went to see them again and try and get their photos. We hiked all over stunning Santa Cruz Island, and I firmly believe that since I was seeking, I didn’t find. It was an hour until the boat left…
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Funtastic Mr Fox! Young cub has the time of its life sliding down quarry conveyor belt
A disused gravel quarry became a playground for a young fun-loving fox and his family.
This photograph, taken by British man Duncan Usher, shows how the clever four-month-old creature turned an old conveyor belt into a make-shift slide, before travelling down it twice.
Mr Usher photographed the amusing sight close to Bursfelde, a hamlet in the German countryside.
The sly-de fox: Appearing to enjoy himself, the cub, aged about four months, rides the quarry conveyor belt in Germany
The 56-year-old, who now lives in Bursfelde, said: ‘One morning I arrived at the quarry and saw from a distance two young foxes playing on the conveyor belt.
‘One ran back to the top of the conveyor belt and then started to walk back down it, stopped and sat down.
‘After a few seconds it started to slide down the conveyor belt using its front paws to drag it forwards.
‘They were attracted to the conveyor belt because it was a playground to them.
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Foxes eat a variety of foods, including seeds
Wardens in a Teesside nature reserve have been forced to install a special feeder for an acrobatic fox, to stop it stealing the birds’ food.
The vixen regularly jumps up, unhooks and carries off seed containers from the feeding stations at RSPB Saltholme.
To cut down losses of the expensive bird feeders, wardens have been filling water and juice bottles with seed.
These are targeted and removed by the vixen, which has cubs, and the others are left behind for the birds.
The assistant warden Dean Heward said: “People often don’t realise that foxes eat such a wide variety of food.
“Yes, they eat prey items such as voles, mice and birds, but they also eat brambles in the autumn, and are regular visitors to the feeding stations around the reserve where they munch on seeds.”
He added: “There’s really no point in trying to stop her from taking food from the feeding stations.
“Foxes are well known for being clever, so we put up ‘her’ feeder and she leaves the others behind for the birds.”