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Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes


Size: Head and body, 18 to 33.75 in (46 to 86 cm); Tail, 12 to 21.75 in (30.5 to 55.5 cm) Weight: 6.5 to 24 lbs (3 to 11 kg)


For those who are wondering, the photos of this spotting are of a wild red fox. None of my spottings were taken on game farms, or at zoos, or where the animal was not fully wild free. If at some point I do post a photo of a captive animal, I will make sure it is noted clearly and prominantly so everyone is fully aware of it.

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127 Comments (1–25)

williefromwi 6 years ago

Thanks agustina3 and HazelMarley. Yes Hazel, it is a kit fox and it is quite young.

HazelMarley 8 years ago

So cute! Must be young.

ChrisP 9 years ago

Pleasure Willie, I found my niche underwater..every dive a new discovery!

williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks KarenL, I am not sure if it was something I did at one time, or if my pages just began to refresh differently with an update to PN but I could not figure out where or how to get to my last comments. I had asked others about it quite awhile ago, and no one gave me the information you did. Thank you so much. I want to be more active especially when someone asks about one of my spottings or assumes something that is not the case. An example would be my Whooping Crane Sighting and the banding of them. Thanks for helping me be a bit more active! :)

williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks so much Chris P. I strive for quality photos of my captures, for several reasons. First I enjoy photography, and I enjoy quality photography. Secondly there are many others who enjoy quality wildlife photography, and I want them to be able to enjoy my efforts. Some of those who enjoy wildlife photography might only enjoy perhaps birds, or perhaps just birds of prey. If I can get them to regularly view those photos and then look at my others, perhaps in time they will develop a deeper appreciation or even a deeper love for all wildlife. If they do, perhaps then they might take a more active role in their part of the world.

ChrisP 9 years ago

High quality photography!

KarenL 9 years ago

Hi Bill, another way to do this would be to click on "Spottings" (, below "My Noah" on the home page, and then select the "Last commented" option immediately above your spottings. That view shows spottings in chronological order based on comments. Let me know if that makes sense & if now I can email you a screen shot of what I mean.

williefromwi 9 years ago

LarryGraziano, thanks for that information, there is only one problem with doing it that way, because I am on multiple sights that wish me to do this the same way, my email in box was getting loaded down with over 300 and sometimes as many as 500 comments a day. I still receive over 100 comments a day with many of the sights now turned off. This is a TERRIBLE way to get notifications. I loved it when I could simply find them all on my own page. I sure do not have time to sift through that many emails, and I sure do not have time to hunt for them either. If a sight makes it easy to use, and easy to be connected with others I will gladly do so, if they make it complicated I simply do not bother. PN by making me receive emails caused me to turn off the notification because I can not deal with 300 to 500 or more emails in my in box per day. Perhaps the powers that be here, will reconsider how notifications take place, I suspect there traffic would increase and more people would use the sight daily. I know i WOULD. As for turning on Notifications to this sight and others, MOST ARE TURNED OFF so my inbox has only 50 -100 emails now a day.

williefromwi 9 years ago

Thank you so much Nachog1

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Hi Willie,

I just noticed your comment because it came to me in an email the moment that you wrote it. Here is the best way to handle this. Click "home". Click "settings" (under your name and photo). Scroll down and on the right will be the mail settings. Click all the boxes that pertain to your wish to receive or not receive email from the site. Thanks and have a wonderful day.

williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks Olivia Chee, and everyone else who has commented in the last few months. I wish I knew when people posted comments so I could respond in a more timely manner, for whatever reason Project Noah felt it not important to keep that feature. Perhaps they will rethink that, so there can be more conversation, and dialog.

Olivia Chee
Olivia Chee 9 years ago

Lovely series!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 9 years ago

stunning photos

AlejaPatiño 9 years ago

Congrats... Beautiful pics and lovely fox!!

williefromwi 9 years ago

Thank you Toucan. I enjoyed watching and photographing these beautiful kit foxes. Someday perhaps I will find another den of fox that are as photogenic as these were.

Toucan 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting and pictures, Willie

williefromwi 9 years ago

YukoChartraw, and RiekoS. Since I joined Project Noah the sheer volume of spottings has increased by roughly 50%. There are now 368,860 spottings on this sight. If one took a second to look at each spotting on this sight, it would take you 6147 minutes to view them all. Or to put it another way, 102 hours to view them all. or to put it another way 4 days none stop viewing a photo a second to see them all. Amazing when you think about it, and no wonder that so many great spottings are never seen by the vast majority on this sight. Sigh. I will never have the time to view them all.

williefromwi 9 years ago

Adarsha B S, The second photo is one of my favorites, I like to call that shot "Little Brown Nose" as he has sand stuck on his nose from wrestling around with his siblings. Glad you enjoyed my captures and thanks so very much for sharing your thoughts.

williefromwi 9 years ago

RiekoS, I will never have the sheer number of spottings that many will have on this sight. I like to say, that my goal is to make the ordinary look extraordinary.
I want people who are marginally interested in wildlife to fall in love with what they see, and then perhaps consider all the beauty and diversity around them. Perhaps even caring a bit more for all creatures great and small. I am glad you appreciate my captures, my goal is to get others who would not even stop to look at a photo of a fox, to not only enjoy my capture, but enjoy wildlife a bit more and then a bit more, and then, someday, perhaps they will have the love of nature that you and I and this community has. It is the driving force in this hobby I love so much.

RiekoS 9 years ago

I agree with Yuko. When you posted these lovely pictures, I didn't even know about Project Noah. These pictures are so precious!

Gorgeous!! Love, Love, Foxes! Thanks for sharing these great pictures with us. And yes, I love pictures of animals in the actual Nature, nothing like them being free.

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

I'm so glad that someone just favorited this beautiful spotting or I would have missed it completely! What a beautiful & sweet series! Thank you for sharing!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Specially second pic..Looks like he is very curious!

williefromwi 9 years ago

Thank you so much Adarsha, I am not sure I could have had a captive kit fox be as photogenic as this wild one. Again I felt blessed to be able to make this set of captures.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Awesome series!

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Spotted on May 15, 2010
Submitted on May 7, 2012

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