Foxtale

Tawas Point is a small peninsula jutting out into Lake Huron.
There you can find a beautiful lighthouse, and for wildlife fanciers, a network of sandy trails leading around the point, teeming with birds and other creatures…

tawas point light
lighthouse at Tawas Point State Park, Lake Huron coast

furry friend
a little fox was hurrying along a path…

furry follower
another fellow came scurrying along behind…

disappearing
they disappeared around the corner…

playing
a little ways off the path they were playing like kittens — the fox on the right is a youngster in a fresh coat, and the fox on the left likely the mama…

young fox coming closer
the young fox was curious and came slowly back out toward the main trail…

foxes scoping out the scene
and waited…

watching their backs
only a little wary…

young fox in a shiny coat
before emerging for a closer look…

sitting in the sun
young fox in the sunshine

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10 Comments »

  1. Nupur said

    Aww…so cute and intelligent. Such a foxy fox 🙂
    And he knows that you are one human he can trust! He came so close to you.

    Hi Nupur, glad you liked the little guys. He was very trusting, yes — surprised me! 🙂

  2. Mishmash! said

    My goodness, Linda weren’t u scared a bit??????? How far from u??
    I think I am scared of snakes as well as foxes too !!!!

    Shn

    I wasn’t scared, no, Shn… I had a great guide with me. That’s how I knew the curious fox was young. They were pretty close, but the zoom on the camera makes it look closer. Maybe 20 feet. 🙂
    BTW I’m kind of scared of snakes too 🙂

  3. mm said

    How in the world did you get that close to a fox?????Great pictures! mm

    Thank you mm… I got lucky with those foxes I guess 🙂

  4. bee said

    just precious.

    🙂

  5. Coffee said

    The same question from me!!! How far/close are you from the fox??? The pics are awesome!

    Thanks Coffee — I guess it was 20-25 feet maybe, I am not a good judge of distance. The zoom on the cam helps 🙂

  6. sia said

    he he… thats so sweet 🙂 i had same experience with guess what??? Tiger 🙂 yup….

    Supriya, you’re back! So glad to see you 🙂 And I want to know about the *tiger*!!!!! Now I love cats of all sizes, but THAT might unnerve me 🙂

  7. Jyothsna said

    Oh my God, I’d be scared!!! But have to say the pics are beautiful 🙂

    Aw, thanks Jyothsna — the foxes aren’t scary honest, even though the old one looks it! They’re probably more scared of us 🙂

  8. arundati said

    am sure actually seeing them that close was priceless …..the pics are super!!

    Hi Arundati, thanks for your kind words 🙂 It was a special day, yes 🙂

  9. indosungod said

    Linda, Hope you are enjoying the day off. Foxy family looks really cute. We have a couple of fox families living in our backyard(in the woods). Last summer one of them had about 4-5 cubs, could watch his hole. The young ones looks really cute but I am kind of scared of the big ones.

    Hi ISG — it’s been a pretty lazy day off here — hope you’re having one too 🙂 I have foxes around in this yard sometimes too (we have little woods out back) but have never seen any so close. Would love to see them when they’re really babies! One time when my son was about 12, he called the police ’cause he saw a fox in the yard! 😉

  10. Asha said

    Hi Linda,I love lighthouses! We have 7 of them in NC and I have been 4!
    Beautiful pics.I didn’t know Foxes could look soo cute!;D

    Asha, you’re home! I’ve missed you dear, hope you had a wonderful vacation. I’m sure you brought us back great pics, will check soon 😉

    I love lighthouses too — have not been to NC! In Michigan there are so many I couldn’t count. Have to do a lighthouse post sometime, you and me! 🙂

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