Today's birthday post goes out to Megan Pullen! Happy birthday Megan! If you have a birthday coming up, just email me the date at firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and your favorite animal, and I will do my best to get a post in!
Primos Truth Cam finally arrived over the weekend, and on Sunday night I was finally able to set up the camera! I made sure to use some of the fox urine in and around the area in the hopes of attracting red foxes.....and we got ourselves a hit!
For those of you wondering how in the heck I got fox urine, not to mention why, here is the skinny. I started this thing called Foxbook. Here is the description about what exactly it is, lifted from my "Foxbook" tab. "Recently, my friend Masaki Kleinkopf and I started an experiment of sorts, to see whether foxes were in the area. My mother had purchased fox urine to spray in her garden to keep garden pests such as squirrels from eating her vegetables. I borrowed some and sprayed a bit on a wall near by to my use. Underneath the spray site, I buried a plastic bin, and poured water into the dirt in the bin. This turned the dirt into mud, and the plastic bin prevented the water from draining. So now the bin remains muddy for days at a time, making it more likely for the fox visitors to leave footprints. On the very first day, we got a hit, and three of the four days now we have gotten hits! In perhaps my best pun yet, I created the term "Foxbook." You see, it is like a social messaging site, where visitors can leave "Posts" on other peoples "Walls." Haha."
skunky visitor, as well, along with a little child who tried to steal the camera from the tree. Thank goodness for the lock! Anyways, here are the pictures! Enjoy them!
- Channel Island Fox: Shrinky Dink: The Channel Island Fox and the Island Effect
- Red Fox: Guards of the Fairy Penguin
- Fennec Fox: What Is It? The Weekly Challenge #5 Answer
- Gray Fox: The Fauna of South Carolina: Cetaceans, Foxes and Otters
- Red Fox: The Fox's Animal Magnetism