Foxes [Vulpes vulpes]

A real rainbow family.  The cast of characters:

Mama carries the usual color scheme of the Red Fox - an orange-brown with white along the jaws and underneath.

Mama carries the usual color scheme of the Red Fox - an orange-brown with white along the jaws and underneath.

Papa is a so-called "Silver" fox - the melanistic form.  He is mostly black, with a splash of silver at the tip of the tail and some silver tipped-fur elsewhere.

Papa is a so-called "Silver" fox - the melanistic form.  He is mostly black, with a splash of silver at the tip of the tail and some silver tipped-fur elsewhere.

And "Junior".  The kit is already old enough in these photos to have lost his charcoal baby fur except on the legs and paws, and his eyes have already changed from baby blue to yellow.

And "Junior".  The kit is already old enough in these photos to have lost his charcoal baby fur except on the legs and paws, and his eyes have already changed from baby blue to yellow.

I feel so lucky and privileged to see these beautiful animals up close.

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