I’ve been sucked into a deep dark hole! It’s called the “webcam zone”
I’m loving the webcam/webchat on my urbanextension webcam. It’s great actually seeing a fox on the live infra-red camera (in your own garden), and being able to “chat” to people about it all over the world. From USA to Brazil.
Bit of a problem though. Well two problems really. One, I can’t use the webcam to video movement. So I either leave the webcam on when I go to bed and miss everything myself (not actually the idea of buying a camera!), or I stop the live webcam and just run archive footage overnight and video the action myself. Not ideal.
Last night was great though. I got some very close-up shots. The camera is now just outside my back-door in the garden. Right next to the bird feeders and birdbaths.
Looking at the footage there seem to be two foxes visiting. OK I know I shouldn’t have but I’ve named them – Salt and Pepper.
First Pepper. I think she’s the vixen, but unless you can see their “bits” it’s hard to tell.
Looking at her straight on like this, her ears are quite close together, she has some dark fur running from her ears down between her eyes and her face is quite pointy.
She also has quite dark fur, which you can see in this one above.
Now compare her to Salt.
He’s ears are a lot further apart and he has a spot just above his nose (is it dirt?). Not such a pointy face, darker fur and thicker set body.
Here is another one. This shows his body side-on. Lot stockier than Pepper.
He also sits down a lot! Especially when he’s eating.
Not sure if these two are a pair. If Pepper is a “she” then she should be giving birth soon. Maybe Salt is the female. That’s why he/she is stockier… whoops may have made a mistake there!
Anyway, here’s a short video of Salt and then after about 40 seconds, Pepper, taken last night between 2-4am.
Bit “foxed out” now. Need a coffee.