Pup. Pup. Pup. Pup.


Not local exactly, but... awwww.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation shared this video clip on Twitter yesterday of red fox pups Canandaigua. The video was captured by a trail camera set up by Dennis Money. DEC also posted a bunch of still photos of the pups on its Facebook page -- you can see them getting bigger across the photoset.

Here's DEC's info page on red foxes. The agency reports that the animals are known to be in almost every county in the state, though their populations are under pressure from coyotes. "Expanding coyote populations (a potential predator of red fox) have pushed red fox further into residential areas in recent years."

Earlier: Coyotes in Albany

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We had two foxes in our back yard by Buckingham Pond near the end of March. I was kind of hoping they would stick around since it was breeding season (we seem to have a wildlife sanctuary under our back deck), but I only saw them once.

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