It doesn't matter if you call fox babies pups, kits or cubs, because all those names are correct. Foxes are a member of the dog family, so I stick with a pup.

Recently a homeowner near Parker, Colorado caught a skulk (fox group) playing in the summer grass. The really cool thing about this video is the different colors you see on these foxes. Especially the rare black coloring. I also love trying to figure out what game they're playing.

Some really cool facts about foxes from PETA UK:

  • Foxes are members of the dog family. A female fox is called a “vixen”, a male fox is called a “dog fox” or a “tod” and baby foxes are called “pups”, “kits” or “cubs”. A group of foxes is called a “skulk” or a “leash”.

  • Foxes are the only type of dog capable of retracting their claws like cats do. Foxes also have vertical pupils that look more like those of cats than the rounded pupils that other dogs have.

  • Foxes live just about everywhere – in the countryside, cities, forests, mountains and grasslands. Arctic foxes live in cold climates far north, and fennec foxes live in the North African desert.

  • Foxes eat just about anything, including berries, worms, spiders and small animals such as mice and birds. If they live in the city, they eat rubbish that people leave out. If they have extra food, they hide it in a small hole and eat it later when they are hungry.

  • Grey foxes who live in North America are the only type of dogs who can climb trees

With all the trail cams and doorbell cameras people now have, there have been some great wildlife videos lately. This one is fun because the subjects are so playful.

10 Wild Animal Encounters in Northern Colorado in 2020