The 2017 Camera Trap team consists of 8 freshmen from High Technology High School and is run by our English teacher, Mrs. Gross, and our biology teacher, Mr. Roche. We went into the woods in Brookdale Community College and found a fox den with a mother, a father, and at least 9 kits!
A fox family, as well as many other animals, have been spotted in the forest. When we started searching for the foxes, the cameras caught many other animals, including deer that sniff the camera. One day Ms. Gross saw the fox and followed it to its den, and we have since followed the lives of the baby foxes through the pictures and videos from the cameras set up by their den.
Top: April 3 – Mostly deer were seen in the forest.
Bottom: April 6 – At night, the cameras also caught raccoons. A raccoon is pictured in the right edge of the picture.
We think the foxes were born in the past two months, since the father has been seen foraging more often. For the past few weeks, the mother has been bringing dead animals to the den, since the babies have started to eat solid food. During the past week, the fox have not been seen as often as before, so we are suspecting that the kits are learning to hunt for their own food, or they have moved to a different den. Please come back in a few days for more fox posts!