Fox kits

Jul. 12th, 2008 04:09 pm
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On a recent drive we chanced across the Garlyn Zoo in the U.P. of Michigan. They had a fox family of four there. The kits were active doing the usual fox kit things, like chewing on roots and wrestling each other.

They matched the coloration of their parents. One marble phase, and one brownish grey kit.



Here is a video of them wrestling. To spoil the ending, one gets the other's tail at the end.



Edit: I have a fair amount of fox photography (though most of it taken at zoos). If anyone wants higher quality versions (or quantity) of these, I can always burn DVDs of them. You can make copies, though I do not release them to public domain.

Date: 2008-07-12 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aerofox.livejournal.com
Awwww... i'm melting from ky0000teness! Foxies!!!!

You are in the UP? *jealous* I wanna go!

Date: 2008-07-12 11:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] deffox.livejournal.com
You are in the UP?

Not right now. These were actually taken before AC.

Check your data bucket, you already have the non-Youtube version. :-P

Date: 2008-07-12 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildfox34.livejournal.com
Cute! I never heard of that zoo before... or even known of any up in the U.P.

Date: 2008-07-12 11:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] deffox.livejournal.com
We were driving Hwy 2 to avoid Chicago, and we drove right by it about 45 minutes west of the Mackinac Bridge. The place isn't huge, but it seemed nice.

Date: 2008-07-13 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildfox34.livejournal.com
Must not be too old. I've been through the US-2 route from St. Ignace to Manistique/Escanaba/Wisconsin/etc. and I don't remember any zoo along the route. Then again, it's been years since I've been through that route.

Date: 2008-07-13 03:46 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] deffox.livejournal.com
Found their website. It says they opened in 2004.

http://www.garlynzoo.com/

Before this trip I hadn't been east of Escanaba in the UP. Though I've been to a couple other towns like Iron Mountain. Found out that my cell phone doesn't work at all up there.

Date: 2008-07-13 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildfox34.livejournal.com
Founded in 1994... I probably went by it then and never noticed it. I think I've been through that route only once or twice.

Wow, aparently the female owner used to live in my old hometown of Alpena.

Date: 2008-07-13 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asterickpup.livejournal.com
How playfully cute. :) I want to be a pup again.

Date: 2008-07-13 06:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whitetail.livejournal.com
Marble foxicles! Very sweet. ^^

Date: 2008-12-26 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danskunk.livejournal.com
Wow! I love the markings. :)

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