January 4, 2014

Foxes romp in the snow at the Wisconsin Capitol.

Photos of real foxes, the actual red-furred creatures. I'm not using the word in any metaphorical sense. These are real foxes, in the snow, at the Capitol. It's not all protesters around here. I love it. Real foxes. I guess the extreme cold brought them out.

But "Forecast Today is forecast to be Much Warmer than yesterday." Why it's 20.6° now ("Feels like 4"). For some reason, we are getting one day, today, for mild enough cold to venture outdoors, before the temperatures plunge again, for tomorrow, when we'll happily stay inside to watch Ice Bowl II.

ADDED: Speaking of foxes: "'You're Invisible, But I'll Eat You Anyway.' Secrets Of Snow-Diving Foxes."

13 comments:

rhhardin said...

Unusual cold requires unusual warm because south-moving cold air has to be replaced by north-moving warm air.

CWJ said...

Beautiful little animals. None of the foxes I've seen personally were as red as these. I was beginning to think that truly red red foxes were just a myth.

tim in vermont said...

It was -18 last night when I went to bed, but it is up to -2 now, I hope we are in for some outdoor weather.

St. George said...

Is this fox news?

virgil xenophon said...

Cute story about red foxes and snow: The USAF base@Minot, N.D. is practically considered a hardship tour so isolated is it in winter and geographically from "civilization" in general. The snow drifts get so high that access roads are often closed days at a time and the AF has to helicopter personnel in & out. One winter an AF buddy of mine was flying in the 4-star General head of AF Logistics Command and an inspection-team in a T-39, and while the runway was open all the taxi-ways were still buried in snow, so they sent out a snow-cat to pick up everyone and take them to the VOQ (Visiting Officers Quarters) As they were passing by the control tower, right outside on a snow-bank in front two red foxes could be seen copulating. The enlisted airman driving the snow-cat mused out-loud laconically: "That's the most sex I've seen since I've been assigned here." LOL!!!

David said...

Do they have a permit?

Amexpat said...

What did they say?

Curious George said...

I see red foxes here in Wauwatosa. Not common, but not rare. No shortage of food for them.

Inga said...

Maybe they were trying to get in to have a yip along.

Alex said...

Foxy foxes.

Zach said...

The magnetic sense is actually really interesting. It involves incredibly long lived quantum superpositions (incredibly as in a trillion times longer than you'd expect off the top of your head).

Self promoting link:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.2558

RAH said...

I live in Annapolis. Forested area and I have at least 10- 20 pair of foxes in our neighborhood. Hear them at night a lot, especially the mating cries.

The first time I heard the cry. " Yeah!!" I thought it was human and went out with a shotgun. But later was told it was a fox. They are often under my windows in the driveway crying. I now can sleep through it.
I have four cats and they will walk 4 feet from a fox and studiously ignore the fox.
Incidentally they are all red foxes.Beautiful animals.

RAH said...

I live in Annapolis. Forested area and I have at least 10- 20 pair of foxes in our neighborhood. Hear them at night a lot, especially the mating cries.

The first time I heard the cry. " Yeah!!" I thought it was human and went out with a shotgun. But later was told it was a fox. They are often under my windows in the driveway crying. I now can sleep through it.
I have four cats and they will walk 4 feet from a fox and studiously ignore the fox.
Incidentally they are all red foxes.Beautiful animals.