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Two Red Fox Fighting For Dominance In The Wilds Of Alaska.

Foxes don’t “fight for dominance”, they fight for territory, food and breeding rights. Foxes aren’t interested in dominating each other (in the traditional sense) any more than wolves are and, just like wolves, foxes live in family groups with the parent on top and their offspring as natural followers. 
True aggression of this nature only occurs between unrelated individuals (scraps also occur between family members but they are nowhere near as serious.) If it’s a fight between two males then one is likely an intruder wanting to take over the territory, a very common occurrence in winter as young foxes disperse and try to find a territory of their own.
Before any fighting occurs foxes will go through ritualized displays to show off their strength, attempt to cool the tension and avoid having to fight. Only as a last resort will they end up fighting because it’s not something they want to do, but as a potential threat to him and his family the resident male will have to fend off the intruder. Sometimes even the vixen will join in and help to chase the intruder away, however, if the resident looses he will be forced to leave. There is no dominating going on, at least not in the traditional sense of how dominance has been described in canids. The resident male simply wants to protect his home and family and dominance is an incorrect way to describe these behaviors. 

Many of you will remember poor old Fleur fox who appeared with a nasty looking open wound on her back leg in June. She was hobbling around on three legs and there was much concern that her condition might deteriorate. There is a medical term called ‘watchful waiting’ and this can be applied to wildlife too. However, deciding whether to intervene or not is stressful. Fleur made this more difficult by disappearing and the weeks have crept by….
But - she is back!!!  The news was confirmed last night and she is looking fit and well.


Spotted Pip curled up on someone’s front lawn the other day. 

The people who live there are clearly massive fox fans and have been feeding the foxes in the area for a long time, including Donna and Big Dog. I actually took a video of Big Dog curled up in the same spot back in 2012!


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Fox at sunset by simonplanes

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