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Mr Fox Captured In Our Back Garden

We have known that there are at least 2 families of foxes that wander through our garden during the night, but up to Friday night we haven't been able to get any photographs of them. They usually come through when it's getting dark, or more often when it is dark, and we are only alerted when the security lights get triggered.

However, we just purchased our first wildlife camera, actually a birthday present for me that arrived early, and we set it up in the back garden Friday night to see what we could capture.

To our surprise, we had no less than 10 videos taken, the first video clips (and also the last) though only proved what we already knew, the local cats love to use our garden as a passageway and a toilet), but then one of the Foxes showed up, and actually paused for a few seconds before wandering off again.

We were really pleased that the camera worked, hoping for better video clips as we learn the best settings for the camera as well as where to position it.

CLICK HERE to watch the video of Mr. Fox.

Image Credit » Copyright Tony Payne 2014

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Feisty56 wrote on September 28, 2014, 9:26 AM

Those wildlife cameras are pretty amazing, aren't they? Sorry to hear about the cats using your back garden for their litter box. The fox looks much like a dog, although I don't think petting it would be a good move.

poddys wrote on September 28, 2014, 4:37 PM

I think it would be great if we could tame the fox, but they probably have fleas and more unfortunately.

Saw him outside just now as he set the security lights off out front. He is friendly with a black cat, and they sometimes play hide and seek together.

poddys wrote on September 28, 2014, 4:38 PM

"Release the hounds..." - well the dog... None in ours, but two out back, although they are usually indoors at night.

BarbRad wrote on September 28, 2014, 4:59 PM

What fun. I'd put one on my shed where the motion activated security lights are if I could afford it. Something is always setting it off. It might just be the cats or the tree branches in the wind, but it also might be wildlife.

poddys wrote on September 29, 2014, 2:03 AM

You just never know do you. Our lights sometimes keep going off in the back, and we know it's the trees blowing in the wind, but then we know for sure the cats and foxes come through, because our neighbor's lights also go off and they don't have trees.

The lovely thing about this camera is that the flash is covert infra red, so you don't see any lights at all when it triggers.

tinamarie wrote on September 29, 2014, 2:29 PM

My father-in-law has one that he keeps going all year in the woods a few miles from his house. He lost it one year and found it 6 months later. When he found it and turn it back on it showed a big black bear batting at the camera, I guess he wanted his 15 minutes of fame.

Ellis wrote on September 29, 2014, 6:31 PM

We had one that came into the house and ate the cat food...

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on September 29, 2014, 10:16 PM

How cool! Love the video. My neighbor has seen foxes in her yard. I've never seen one on my property, but I'm sure they have come around.

poddys wrote on September 30, 2014, 2:09 PM

Wow! That's some video I'm sure.

poddys wrote on September 30, 2014, 2:09 PM

Ha! Bet the cats weren't amused :)

poddys wrote on September 30, 2014, 2:10 PM

I really want to video the fox and a black cat playing in our front garden. One night hopefully.

AliCanary wrote on September 30, 2014, 2:56 PM

That's a great picture! I've always admired foxes. Would love to have one as a pet, although that is illegal, here.

AliCanary wrote on September 30, 2014, 2:57 PM

omg, that is ADORABLE! It would be great of you could get some pictures of that!

paigea wrote on October 6, 2014, 11:39 AM

I've seen a fox a couple of times in our yard. Our wildlife camera never "sees" anything interesting.

scheng1 wrote on December 7, 2014, 8:50 AM

I cannot imagine having a fox in my backyard. It sure is scary.

slexy143 wrote on December 8, 2014, 11:01 AM

wow look how the eyes are glowing, you must be proud of yourself. and about using your garden as a litter box, I guess it's natural manure(wink)