|Fox Den Camera Updates
5/5/2018: Note: The camera will be
streaming from 6:30 AM EST until 8:00 PM EST. We turn the
camera off at night because the IR LED's scare the mother red
fox. The camera is streaming a red fox den site. This is the 4th
den the mother has moved the kits to this season. This is pretty
common of red fox. The camera system is portable and we have
been moving it to the new den sites. We saw 6 kits at the 3rd
den, but only 5 kits at the new den so far. The current is
located under an old car. This den is only about 10 feet from
the 2nd den site.
The camera is streaming from a farm location in south western
Pennsylvania. The den site is at the edge of a field which has
been used by red fox in previous years. We are running 500' of
power from a house to the den site and picking up WiFi from 1/4
mile from another house. We want to personally thank the Regalla
and Wingard families for providing power and Internet for the
Red Fox Information
Red Foxes mate in the winter and the female fox gives birth to a litter
of 2-12 “kits” in the spring. The kits are dark gray in color at the
time of birth, but grow a new coat within a month. Both the male and
female fox cares for the kits until they are ready to leave in the fall.
Foxes are omnivores who hunt mainly small rodents, birds and rabbits.
However, they will occasionally eat vegetables, fruit, mice, and fish.