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Curious Fox
While we saw fox tracks inside Rocky Mountain National Park, we saw this guy on the outskirts of Grand Lake. He appeared to be somewhat accustomed to humans and has probably received a handout or two. Grand Lake did not appear to have strong garbage regulations in place to control bear and other wildlife issues in town. Photo taken Nov 14, 2009.

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MarcsoltanA great cpature

Marcsoltan

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I bet your dog wasn't anywhere close for this little guy to runaway.
Happy climbing.
Marc
Posted Nov 23, 2009 10:50 pm

johnmnicholsRe: A great cpature

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Sadly, our dogs weren't with us for this short weekend trip -- they were back at home. I'm sure the fox wouldn't have been so calm otherwsie.
Posted Nov 24, 2009 8:13 am

Bob SihlerNice

Bob Sihler

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And good caption
Posted Nov 23, 2009 11:14 pm

johnmnicholsRe: Nice

johnmnichols

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Thanks. We saw another fox the following day in Grand Lake as well. It's clear that they, and the bears in the summertime, have no issues finding food in town.
Posted Nov 24, 2009 8:22 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadWhat

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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a beautiful animal, and photo!
Posted Nov 24, 2009 8:57 am

johnmnicholsRe: What

johnmnichols

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Thanks. You usually only see foxes for a few seconds before they're gone. It was neat getting to watch this one for several minutes.
Posted Nov 25, 2009 7:10 am

rdmcI used to live...

rdmc

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... in Granby. Grand Lake is a beautiful area, full of wildlife. I loved it!
We used to have a regular family of fox that we were able to watch.

Great shot!
:0)
Posted Nov 24, 2009 11:58 am

johnmnicholsRe: I used to live...

johnmnichols

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That was our first time in that part of Colorado. Great area. Next time we'll head into the Indian Peaks Wilderness. We avoided it that weekend because it was the last weekend of elk hunting.
Posted Nov 25, 2009 7:12 am

Arthur Digbeebeautiful pose

Arthur Digbee

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I rotated it in as the profile shot for the Canidae page; the small size doesn't quite do it justice but I hope people see it.
Posted Nov 24, 2009 8:45 pm

johnmnicholsRe: beautiful pose

johnmnichols

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Thanks! Based on the tracks we saw, the foxes (and coyotes) are very active and abundant in that portion of RMNP.
Posted Nov 25, 2009 7:15 am

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on Nov 23, 2009 6:05 pm

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