Fox family:  Newly arrived at the Tree Stump Den

June 19, 2019

This gray fox pup and her parents had just moved into their new home in the Tree Stump Den.  The pup was a singleton – no brothers or sisters.

The parents left the pup on her own for the night, safe in her underground hideaway, and we were shocked to see that a coyote showed up almost immediately and sniffed around, clearly aware that there was a pup under the stump.  The coyote came twice that first night and then abandoned its attempts to catch the pup, which was a huge relief.  The  pup clearly knew to stay quiet and still while the coyote was around.