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The Little Red Fox in our Neighborhood

Interesting, last week my neighbor, to my right, saw what she thought was a coyote.  Then my husband saw the "dog" running through the neighbor's yard to our left, triggering the motion sensors, and concluded that it was a fox, because of it's black markings.  A couple days later pass, and my other neighbor says "it's in my backyard".  Thus, the fox has a den somewhere close in an area probably not too far from here.  Fox breed in the summer months and have a regular litter of pups like a domestic dog, and start to move on their own towards the end of fall.

Some days later, around dusk, my husband and I heard a cat crying in pain.  I get the flash light and move towards the noise, and it's the red fox on my neighbors front yard howling in the air.  Was he signaling and vocalizing to a mate?  She/he saw me coming with the light and quickly took off running. 

She/he was gorgeous.  I've only seen one red fox that lived at a sanctuary; never in t…