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Three Foxes (A Camera Trap Post)

So here is a post based on what the blog is named after, a camera trap in Cornwall. I had a lot of chicken pieces left over from dinner and...

Friday, 2 December 2011

Another New Face

So we have a new fox, Tiny, and last night he came back briefly for some chicken. He is still a wary little fox but he is starting to make a regular appearance which is good.

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Last night, well this morning, just before dawn looking at the timestamp and the fact that the trees are faintly outlined against the brightening sky, a new fox appeared. Now i thought Tiny wasn't that small in a previous post and my mother did. After seeing this new guy I stand corrected, Tiny appears as if he is a cub next to this guy.


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I thought it was a dog at first glance but quickly realised it was a monster of a fox. He stands level with the camera and took a good share of the chicken. The next video shows the heat rising from his back.

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Now on to naming this guy. While looking through the videos i though of long the lines Goliath or something similar. But then He raised his head and showed of a very distinctive feature. Take a look at what it is then guess what I named him. A hint is its a similar name to another of the foxes here.

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As you may have noticed both his eyes are missing, but it is hard to tell so take a look at the first video again and see that the eyes don't reflect.. So in keeping with the fox with one eyes name of One-eye this new guy is called No-eyes. He does have eyes but no tapetum lucidum and calling him No-tapetum lucidum is a bit of a mouthful. How he has survived so long in such a good condition and to  such a size I don't know but lets hope he lives for some time yet. He doesn't seem to be suffering either with a good healthy coat. As he left he turned side on allowing his full immense size to be seen.

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So two new foxes on the camera to keep watching and getting to know. Lets hope they stick around.