Archive for December, 2007

Urban Fox sighting

Sitting in our dining room in late December, I caught a glimpse of something moving outside. We’ve had a couple of good snowstorms here, so the red fur of a fox stood out starkly against the snow-packed streets. I’ve seen foxes in our neighborhood before, but never in broad daylight and never strolling so leisurely as to be photographed.
I’ve found that this could plausibly be the same red fox seen near our previous residence located just over a mile away from the Big Tree. A red fox’s territory in good areas could be as large as 5 square miles, or up to 19 square miles in poorer habitats. I’m guessing that our Park Hill neighborhood is a pretty good habitat, bordered by large parks and known as Denver’s Urban Forest!

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