Fox family:  Newly arrived at the Tree Stump Den

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.