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Shy, yet curious

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Adélka, Red fox (vulpes vulpes, liska obecna) from ZOO Děčín, Czech republic.

I am very proud of this photo, the weather was really bad and Adela was far from me, but still I managed to shoot a decent quality image of her peeking :aww:

She is a daughter of legendary Máša!
You can read Maša's story here:

The fox who wanted to be free by woxys

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Name: Red fox (vulpes vulpes)
Location: red fox is native to North America, whole Europe, whole Asia, north Africa and it was introduced to Australia
Size: 100 cm long body + 45 cm long tail, 40 cm high weight: 12 kg
Diet: red foxes are omnivorous and are highly opportunistic, so they eat almost everything from small insects to cranes. Red foxes hunt insects, worms, fish, birds, mice, rabbits, crayfish, baby deers. But they eat also fruit (apples, blackberries...) and plants.
Conservation status: Least Concern (the most common carnivora)
Interesting facts: red fox can hide its food to find it later | usually five cubs are born blind and helpless in the burrow | foxes have many colour variations: usually – ginger-red, but also black or silver, Unfortunately, red fox is kept by fur farms and some ----- torture them just to gain their fur. Red foxes are also hunted by so called ,,sportmen“ | red foxes suffer from rabies | red fox is considered to be vermit | red foxes produce pretty weird sounds XD | foxes in the wild live only some 4 years, but they can reach 12 years in captivity
Enemies: golden eagles, gray wolves, cougars, lynxes, coyotes, badgers, wolverines
Legend: foxes play important role in many myths and legend. Due their inteligence, they have become symbol of slyness and cunning. They are also very popular animals, who have role in many fairy tales. In the Czech republic, author Rudolf Tesnohlidek wrote very famous book about very clever hand-rised vixen called Bystrouska. I loved that book and also it funny happy end!


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Image size
854x584px 379.11 KB
Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Focal Length
250 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 22, 2014, 4:20:10 PM
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Demi-BeastHobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to visit this zoo now, its just an hour away from my home in germany x3
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Excellent shot!
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Heyy I featured your picture on my facebook page which is about foxes.
You can see the post here: www.facebook.com/bernardrenard…

Thanks for this awesome pic! :)
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Bravo bravo !!!
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WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental
hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in you

I'm so sorry
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Nádherná fotka! Clap 
Někdy budu muset zajet do Děčína a mrknout se do tamní ZOO! :D (Big Grin) 
woxys's avatar
to jistě udělej :D a děkuji!
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Yeah, the technique's very dood :thumbsup:
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<3 Cute hide and seek game lol
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allo tis is a very fine establishment
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Peek-a-boo. Nice pic :)
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My best friend was this fox and by the way her name hooba dooba
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This picture sure does highlight the fact that they are quite sly. xD 
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Haha, love this shot!! :)
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Such a cheeky photo! :meow: 
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Aaaaaah...nice one!
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Yep, I knew it. All I had to do was scroll down twice to find an over-played ignorant "What Does The Fox Say?" comment XD Oh well, at least the page isn't swarming with them like I expected (you're one of the lucky ones, every other fox-related pic is plagued by meme monkeys< Sorry, folks, but some things are only funny for so long)

I absolutely adore this photo, the fox's pelt looks so bright against the dark forest background, which for whatever reason, gives me that Halloween-y vibe- could be the orange and black, could be the way the fox is peeking out, could be the look in its eyes, as if its expecting something to creep up any moment -overall, it's a well taken shot with beautiful contrast and a cute little critter, who could resist that?

Also, I applaud you for having read The Cunning Little Vixen- it was made into one of my most favorite animated musicals of all time (I even own a copy of the book illustrated by Maurice Sendak <3) yet it seems that nobody knows it even exists, which is a shame considering that it's quite a memorable story
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same feeling about the "what does the fox say", "Moon moon" "Pabu".... everytime I post a photo of an animal that is somehow populars due to some movie or a song, it is ALWAYS the same :roll:

thank you, thank you!

And haha, that book is amazing, it portraits the nature of foxes incredibly well :D
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No prob! ^^

See? I've never even heard of "Moon, moon" or "Pabu", which just goes to show how lame it is XP
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Cute foxyyy:3
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Cute lil fox.  Nice shot!
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Awww great!!! =3
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