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193 by Les-Piccolo 193 by Les-Piccolo
Three of five pups at this years den site pose for a portrait.
Northern Ontario Canada
I monitor this den along with other interested people this time of year to watch for the emergence of the pups and it's always fun to see the new brood emerge from the den.
This year with some trepidation concerning the future of the young ones and the mother fox. Late last week was the last time I checked in and I did not see the pups out yet but the mother was around the den and looked to be in good health. Today when I visited was the first time I saw the pups and also noticed that the mother of the pups was injured.
The entire time I was there she never put any weight on her back left leg. I watched her feed the young ones and head out to hunt one more time. I'm not sure how successful she will be hunting on three legs. Hopefully she can overcome this injury and continue to care for herself and the young ones.

Just a note to say that it's the beginning of June and the family has moved out of the den and all is well. The mother has provided well for her pups despite her injury and it seems to be healing well.

Thanks to all who have visited.
Thanks to =rainylake for suggesting this photo for a DD and thanks to ^Anoya for featuring it.
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Given 2013-09-29
Suggester said; "A sweet shot of these little guys. Adorable, focused, and very attention grabbing."

193 by *Les-Piccolo ( Suggested by rainylake and Featured by Anoya )
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Arianna-chan Oct 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
sweet :D
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:iconbabou-shka:
Gorgeous photo. I'm glad all is well for this little family!
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:iconporsches:
Wowwwwwww.. Never saw a picture like that before.. just amazing!
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:iconles-piccolo:
Thank you very much!
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tophxomi Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww!
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eembuc1000 Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOSH THEY ARE ADORABLE!!! THEY LOOK SO FUZZY AND THEIR LITTLE BLACK PAWS ARE JUST AHHHHWWWWW!!!!!!! Great photo as well! It's very clear, and you picked a great subject! You're so lucky to get to watch and interact with them frequently! It must be very interesting! Do you work at a zoo?
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Anoya Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - August/September 2013! :heart:
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Anoya Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
Welcome :aww:
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:iconrodgerhodger:
Lovely photo and a nice story as well. I didn't want to read it all the way through for fear of a bad ending with the mother.
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