|The two babies in their den.|
|The mother fox.|
Last year, there were five kits in the den, says Thomas, who moved to that house a year ago. “It is quite common for foxes to re-use a den year after year, so who knows how long this extended family has been coming back to this location? Could be decades.”
The video below, taken by Mary Ellen Dawley on May 2, shows a fox trotting through a backyard in the Columbia Pines community and jumping onto a six-foot-high fence.
To learn more about foxes in our area, watch this video from the Fairfax County government.