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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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sfaber95 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely capture:)
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katiriot Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
will be or has been used here: animaladdiction.tumblr.com/
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Arianna-chan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
sweet :D
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Gorgeous photo. I'm glad all is well for this little family!
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Porsches Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Wowwwwwww.. Never saw a picture like that before.. just amazing!
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:iconles-piccolo:
Les-Piccolo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Thank you very much!
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww!
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eembuc1000 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - August/September 2013! :heart:
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:iconles-piccolo:
Les-Piccolo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Thank You!!
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
Welcome :aww:
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RodgerHodger Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
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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:iconles-piccolo:
Les-Piccolo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Thanks for the comment.  It's a good ending.
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cuteness.
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cowcat44 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
.............
What does the fox say?



*probably been done already though*
adorable shot they are too cute!
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TobiasLaFae Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Adushable :iconadorableplz:
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flameheart10 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Wow, what a great photo! Perfect shot! :-D
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Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
:iconcongratsddplz:
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
They are so adorable!!!  Wonderful photo.  Animals are so difficult to photograph.  I hope they grow up to be great mouse and other critter hunters.
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DivineDesserts Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
It would be fun to hold them.
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mo13thenerd Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TOO CUTE FOR WORDS. And congrats on the DD!
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
<3333333
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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skeegoedhart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
omg that is adorable!!
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x-ToxicPasteI-x Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh! They Look so cute!!!! OMG, SO CUTE- 
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BubbliciousAirheads Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG I LOVE FOXES!!!! :D :D :D
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sum4c Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice shot! I love their eyes. <3
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:iconlilly-pastamonsters:
Lilly-Pastamonsters Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
so cute! :D
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PrincessTales Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww such cute little kits. I love fox kits :iconfoxplz:
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
They are adorable! :D Great shot!
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Trollnanner Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what does the fox say?..... Ring ding ding ding, nah just kidding!

Very nice shot, and congratz!!
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Yukonix Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Oh my gosh, I was looking for someone to say that XDDD 
*  Gives Gold star for awesomeness * 
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callme007 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Foxes actually make a screaming sound called The Vixon Scream.

The cow goes moo.
The cat goes meow.
The fox goes AHHGHHGAAGHG!!
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nacho36 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEH adorable!
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013   General Artist
They are adorable!! :love: Fantastic capture!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture - so cute!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely portrait of these youngsters. Congrats on the DD!
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lescrapdepetitpois Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh..it's just a so beautiful picture, i wish i could have been with you at this moment !! They are so cute !! Thank you for sharing this moment... (sorry for my english !!) :)
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Sinnibelle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are all very sweet. I am glad to hear their mother is in better health
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Have a good day~
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RuntOfTheLitter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
SO well done!
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panther-star Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww! They're so cute! I love this. :D
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lopsidelibby Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aww, foxies!
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Drachenseele Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
soooo cute :happybounce: 
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MewMewFrostElf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
They're so cute! :D
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
cute. faving this.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An awesome pic. A true delight for any nature lover.
Like us.  Maybe you'll find them later on in their lives.
Best of luck...

dick g
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Congratulaitons on your DD!  Very endearing photo! :clap:
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OreoTnettenbaSnood Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They're so cute, but the middle one looks really derpy XD
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hkiwi1846 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this
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