Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Dog House Fox
I have not checked on the yard fox for a while, and decided to move the camera to the back yard and see if the fox would hop up on top of the new stone dog house I put in back there.
As you can see, the fox found the food the very first night (the dog house is in the yard above the goldfish pond where I think the fox come to drink), and they had no compunction at all about jumping up.
It looks like there may be three different fox here -- always a bit hard to tell, but there are at least two. The lighting is off; I will have to see if I can adjust the camera to account for the glare off of the hard stone-and-concrete surface. This surface will eventually be covered with ivy.
For the record, the dogs sleep inside the main (human) house at night, and the large stone dog house (big enough for all three dogs to fit inside) is only one of several places they can lounge during the day. At first they continued to use their dog houses inside the garage, but now they seem to like the stone dog house outside best of all. It seems to stay warm in the winter (6-inch stone walls, concrete topped by insulated foam on the bottom, and a thick bed of straw inside), and I think it will stay cool in the summer too.
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