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  • #21
    Ahhh - that must be the problem. Guess I'll be picture-less then. Am not a Facebook member, nor will I ever be.


    • #22
      HR- I'm trying to view the pic, so I *THINK* I sent you a friend request on facebook, if not some random stranger is going to be wondering who the heck I am

      There is a local zoo here whose foxes regularly can be found chilling in the branches of the trees in their enclosure.. apparently it's a nice way to relax in the SC heat of the summer.
      If i'm posting on Coth, it's either raining so I can't ride or it's night time and I can't sleep.


      • #23
        When snow is on the ground, gray fox will climb a leaning tree where they can sun.

        I suppose it also gives them a good view of potential meals.


        • #24
          Originally posted by Hunter's Rest View Post
          Can you post the public link? Go to the photo, refresh the page, then copy the 'public link' at the bottom of the page


          • #25
            Originally posted by Bacardi1 View Post
            Ahhh - that must be the problem. Guess I'll be picture-less then. Am not a Facebook member, nor will I ever be.
            Bacardi, I only have a facebook account so I can look at pictures my friends post - other than that I'm pretty much a lurker. (And you don't have to post anything personal about yourself. I think I admitted to being married after more than a year of membership. lol)


            • #26
              Try this?

              * www.huntersrest.net -- Virginia hunt country's best Bed-and-Breakfast-and-Barn.


              • #27
                Originally posted by Hunter's Rest View Post
                Thank you. Very neat photo.


                • #28
                  Another thank you! I was very anxious to see it, too. A red-sided fox. Very curious. Thanks again for repeatedly editing the photo settings so we can all see.


                  • #29
                    Originally posted by Bicoastal View Post
                    A red-sided fox. Very curious.
                    Not "curious" at all. It's not a "red-sided fox", it's a "Grey Fox", which is very common, & is basically grey in color & can have blushes of rust along it's sides, chest, belly, & legs.


                    • #30
                      The last link worked. Neat picture, I didn't know they could scramble up onto those high branches!


                      • #31
                        The sapling was soooo narrow/small/young. Plenty tall but it was as if the fox would bend it with his weight! They must weigh like a feather. The whole 10 minutes we watched him, he was looking all around, but the tree didn't flex at all.
                        * www.huntersrest.net -- Virginia hunt country's best Bed-and-Breakfast-and-Barn.


                        • #32
                          I've read that Grey Fox can weigh anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds. We've seen some around here that have been fairly close in size to Red Fox, & others that have been about the size of a large house cat.


                          • #33
                            Thank you! That's an awesome picture, I can't believe he chose such a skinny tree. Surely there were better options?


                            • #34
                              Probably "any port in a storm" syndrome - lol!


                              • #35
                                Originally posted by Bacardi1 View Post
                                Not "curious" at all. It's not a "red-sided fox", it's a "Grey Fox", which is very common, & is basically grey in color & can have blushes of rust along it's sides, chest, belly, & legs.
                                Whoops I misquoted the Facebook caption "Red-sided gray." My mistake. I didn't know such a thing existed. Neat!

                                At first glance I would think a Red with mange. When I looked longer, it appears as if a set of clippers was taken to the body, the gray and red coloring is so crisply defined.

                                We need to get Betsy a little flip camera so she can video, for us all to see, a fox climbing a tree.


                                • #36
                                  Bacardi & Hunter's Rest - if you're normally occupied 9-5 (or thereabouts) M-F, your computer may be blocked for FB. Ours are.

                                  Equine Photography in the Northeast


                                  • #37
                                    We have a friend who is a different kind of hunter - upland game/birds. He owns four Llewelleyn setters. When one bitch was a pup, he took her out for the first time - just walking in the woods near his house. All of a sudden, she was GONE. Frantically looking around - finally looked UP and saw her - about 15' in the air on one of those trees that had fallen but been caught by another. She continues to climb trees, cross streams on logs, etc. Yeah, yeah - I'll try to find a pic!
                                    Equine Photography in the Northeast


                                    • #38
                                      Thanks so much for the picture. The next time I'm riding by the woods I'll remember to look up!


                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by Hunter's Rest View Post
                                        My facebook page is 'open' so please feel free to go there.
                                        I am so sad that Suz, and others, have this mistaken notion of foxhunting.
                                        It is hunting, yes, but, in reality, it's more of a little harmless fox *harassing*.
                                        I feel like it is a fair price to pay for a fox to provide a little gallop around his 'hood in return for AN EVER-EXPANDING GROUP OF DEVOTED LANDOWNERS AND OPEN-SPACE SUPPORTERS KEEPING HIS HABITAT OPEN AND MAINTAINED/UNMAINTAINED FOR HIM AND HIS BRETHREN AND HIS PREY.
                                        Note who are the BIGGEST BY FAR **conservationists***????
                                        Ducks Unlimited members, duck HUNTERS. Followed closely by fox HUNTERS.
                                        (stepping off my soapbox.)
                                        Gray foxes are good climbers. Related more closely to the cat family than the red fox, which is related to canine, not feline. (something to do with their claws.)
                                        The fox in the tree was frowning, sort of annoyed, but more bemused than anything. Part of me wanted to hide behind a tree after the others moved off and watch how he was going to extricate himself from the very slender sapling he'd selected to dash up!
                                        Amen, especially to the point about hunters being among the staunchest conservationists. I'd like to get more folks out to car follow if nothing else and go with someone like the dear, departed Cash Blue, who was probably part fox and could tell you more about the natural world around him than the next ten people could hope to.

                                        Off my soapbox now too... :-)


                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by JSwan View Post
                                          I'll go even further than Hunter's Rest.

                                          This form of hunting actually benefits this predator. When a predator becomes overly comfortable around humans, and loses its fear of humans and their dogs - that's when he's likely to start preying or hanging around too close to farms and humans.

                                          That sets the fox up for a human/wildlife conflict that usually ends up being lethal to the predator.

                                          The same problem can be seen when animals like bears become too habituated to humans; bothering campers, raiding trash cans, etc. It's not good for them.

                                          Hunted foxes stay wild. They remain wary of humans and their dogs. They stick to natural prey and live a natural life. They engage in natural behavior - evading a higher order predator (fox are not an apex predator - and a dog or hounds can emulate the role that apex predator plays in an ecosystem)

                                          The same goes for coyote - many hunts do not chase coyote but I'll tell you what - those chased coyote are far less likely to be shot than one who is hanging around your house and eyeing your dachshund.
                                          Amen to this too. :-)