This picture was taken just over six weeks ago (but has not previously been uploaded), during an unforgettable seven day period of observing four cubs. Sadly the fox family moved away from the den immediately after the nettles surrounding it were cut down. The cubs had been using the nettles to play & hide amongst, so I can understand the vixen getting spooked by their sudden disappearance. Despite searching high and low, where they moved onto remains a mystery to me - I just hope that they are all safe & well somewhere.
Anyway, as you might imagine, I took a stack of images during that precious time - so don't be surprised whenever a fox cub appears on my photostream :-)