Almost every morning at between 7:00 and 8:00 AM our foursome watches a pair of Red Foxes as they make their morning rounds at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club here in Peterborough. They appear to be hunting for the squirrels and rabbits that are common on the grounds, and we frequently see them with captured prey in their mouths. The last tufts of their winter coats have completely disappeared and they are lean and gaunt looking. It is not unusual to have them approach to within 20 feet, giving us cursory glances that briefly interrupt their focus before they continue on their way.

Location: Peterborough
Observer: Ross Jamieson

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.