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Offline Keith

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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2008, 10:38 AM »
Although this is an old thread by now it seems silly to start a new one so...

Here are a couple of pictures of three young foxes which I took on Sunday 25 May in the late afternoon after dodging a shower, only a hundred metres or so from my place.

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« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2008, 10:47 AM »
Greetings Keith,
Great pics. Thanx! They look remarkably well-fed and groomed.
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« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2008, 11:35 AM »
1.- Foxes smells strongly and not only for springtime... they have odorous glands that impregnates all its body and everything it touches... horrible touching one of them or nearly approaching to them (my own experience); in spanish culture there is a very popular phrase "hueles a zorros" , talking about you smell bad.

2.- They have their own territory, which size depends of ecologycal aspects (food, climate, altitude...).

3.- Some pups have just gone out of the burrows, as you can pitifully watch on this crashed animal (last week in Almería); its the first time I find a knocked down pup of this species. (down in the picture I put a piece of tape measure for its comparison...).

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SORRY FOR THE HARD IMAGE (CRASHED ANIMAL)... Moderator, if you understand that it is not appropriate, please let me know.
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« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2008, 12:49 PM »
Greetings Jesús,
Thanks (?) for the picture of that roadkill.
Just for Nick's mindless statistics - 1 in 4 young foxes (pups? cubs?) photographed by iberianatureforumers in the last few days have been roadkills. Statistically relevant?
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« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2008, 17:50 PM »
Technopat, it can be that there are more cubs this year, or that they have not enough food (atypical spring) and needs to move further.. crossing roads everywhere, or possibly also that every year there are more and more roads fragmenting the territory....

Really, this is my first time I see a fox cub dead on the road... and there are some years (7-8)  "photo-roading"... (picking up data of every crashed reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals)...  on my back.


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PUP is also right???????


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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2008, 18:52 PM »
Hi Jesús,

In the UK cub is the usual word.  Maybe pup is more common in the US - where kit is also used.

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« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2008, 20:01 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2008, 15:21 PM »
Hello all.

I treated 16 foxes between 1997-1998 , nine of them were cubs and all of them were sick with canine distemper. This desease may has a cyclic presentation in wild Foxes ( i don´t know, but I've been many years out of the wildlife circles).

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« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2008, 22:04 PM »
Hello

Please, What is the name in Spanish for canine distemper?

Thanks a lot

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« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2008, 22:40 PM »
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« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2008, 23:30 PM »
Yes, in Spanish distemper is "moquillo". It's a viral disease that produces neurological, respiratory and digestive symptoms.
I think i didn't explained well .What i meant was that when a fox is suffering the neurological affection of the distemper, he became unable to be carefull crossing a road so it's eassyer for him to have an accident.

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« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2008, 01:02 AM »
Thanks Arvack and Nick... for your answers. :)

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« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2010, 18:27 PM »
Thought this was interesting:

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En Cazorla, los zorros acuden a los coches a mendigar comida y cogen la comida de la mano e incluso se suben a los coches. Pero son animales salvajes, y ya han empezado los problemas, de que el zorro te coma de la mano a intentar rascarle la cabeza hay poco, y varias personas han sido mordidas. Yo he visto niños muy pequeños ofreciéndoles comida en la mano con el beneplácito de sus padres. El día que alguno pierda un dedo se va a liar. El origen del problema al parecer está en las empresas que organizan viajes guiados en todoterreno por el parque natural, que los cebaron a caso hecho para que acudieran a los coches como espectáculo adicional para sus clientes...

http://naturalezacantabrica.blogspot.com/2010/06/el-raposu.html
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