The lesson to learn from fox on this Father's Day is that about 70 percent of fox born in a year will be dead before the end of it, due to disease, famine, and predation. A fox will push its cubs out to a dog or coyote in or order to try to save itself. An adult fox will drive its own male progeny out of its area, and will not hesitate to mate with his female children should the dominate vixen fall to vehicle impact, trap, disease, or gun. Not exactly Walt Disney, is it?
This book cover was seen in a book store in Frederick, Maryland yesterday. I did not bother to even crack the spine.