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The same day that I got pictures of this red fox, I also got this short video. It wasn’t until I saw the video that I was certain that the fox was eating the little green apples that were lying on the ground.

The fox seemed a little skinny. I’m not sure the apples would have been on the diet otherwise.

I was a little surprised that it didn’t seem all that frightened of me. I suspect it is used to Great Swamp visitors intruding on it’s home turf. It seemed to be content to let me take pictures, but when a couple of other people starting taking pictures too it decided enough is enough and skedaddled into the field.

This fox looks perfectly healthy to me! This is only a young fox (around 6 months given the time of year) so it’s normal for them to be on the slender size. Under all that fur foxes are naturally very skinny, but especially so when they’re young and in summer coat like this fellow. 

Also fruit and berries are actually a big part of the fox’s diet at this time of year. Foxes are omnivorous and they absolutely LOVE fruit like apples and may eat little else as they take advantage of it during the short period it’s available.

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