I went to the fox den today, just thinking I’d be collecting the SD card from the trail cam. But I didn’t get that far. Once I saw these adorable kits outside the den entrance, I knew I had to keep my distance.
I set up my camera and extended the lens. I itched to get closer, but resisted the urge. Two very young kits lay in the opening, curled around each other, soaking up a sunbeam.
I never *sneak* in to see them, quite the opposite in fact. I let my hiking boots crunch and snap twigs so they know I’m coming and have the opportunity to hide.
These two didn’t scramble away though. They just peeked in my direction through sleepy lids . . .
Stumbled around a bit on wobbly legs . . .
Curled up together again, and fell back asleep.
I never did collect that SD card, as I would have had to take another seven giant steps in their direction. Why disturb their nap in the sunshine?
The card can wait. I got what I needed for today.