Nina Nixon

Journal

I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Three in a row




'Fox cubs'

...as promised.

These are the last pictures I have.  Unfortunately the cubs have not been spotted for a while and it's not a happy tale.

At the weekend we found out one cub had been taken (with much persuasion) to a vet after developing an unhealthy limp - it's believed it had been hit by a car.  The cub was put down.

The second cub looked like someone had taken a pop at it.  It had been found with a nasty gash across its head. I'm not too sure if it survived.

No sightings since.

It's a mixed bag of accounts - Chinese whispers you might say - some say they have seen the mum with a cub, others (like myself) have seen none since.  Maybe the mum moved them on, to safer ground or maybe none survived...we are not sure.

I'm just glad I spotted them long enough to take a few pictures and enjoy their presence, even if I was a little scared.

In awe, but wary - respectful of nature - neither agreeing or disagreeing with the naysayers.