Foxes visit again

I left the camera running in the garden again and put out some dog food and some dog biscuits. The first fox appeared at around midnight. I think this one looks a little smaller than the one that came later. It may be the vixen. It was very nervy…. kept coming and going and seemed very nervous to go up to the food. Eventually, it nipped in, grabbed the whole bowl of food and disappeared off camera! This image shows ‘her’ on the edge of the camera shot.

What I think is a larger fox, appeared at around 4am. It spent a long time trying to get the food I had wedged under the tile in the shot. It also ate all the dog biscuits I had scattered around. It seemed much more confident and looked a big, strong healthy creature. Here are a couple of screenshots. I am trying to get a video online, but I have not managed to upload one to a suitable resolution yet…. still playing with the settings.

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The image is a bit burnt out if the fox comes close to the camera. I am going to try taping over some of the IR LEDs to make it a little darker. This camera is designed for its IR to reach 20m. I have a fox less than a metre in front, so I think it is a little harsh.