Fox kits  

Fox kits

At first glance, these red fox kits might look like they"re just enjoying playtime in a Canadian field, but this is serious business. The kits are actually practicing crucial hunting skills. Called "mousing," a fox jumps high so it can surprise its prey from above. These little guys are going to get the hang of it pretty quickly, too. Baby foxes grow up very fast—they"re roughly fully grown after only six or seven months. This pair is 4 months old, which is just about when their mother will get them to hunt for themselves. By autumn, when they’re around 8 to 10 months old, they"ll be ready to leave their mother altogether and go off on their own.

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