Some months ago, some adorably unexpected visitors began dropping by Shawn Davis’ backyard in Illinois. Those visitors were a family of local foxes who quickly made themselves right at home.
It all started when one day in May Davis spotted a pair of young foxes hanging out near his patio. First, it came as quite a shock.
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“We had never actually seen a fox kit before and were really surprised they were in our yard since we live in the middle of a residential neighborhood,” Davis said.
These baby foxes found that first visit entertaining and they let the rest of their family know it.
“After that, we started seeing more and more foxes,” Davis said. And these visits became a regular thing.
The fox family consists of a mom, dad, and their five kids. They started dropping by just about every day to rest, relax, and, of course, to play. “Our yard is very private and I think they just felt safe there. They would curl up and sleep under the trees in the daytime and then play in the morning and at dusk,” said Davis.
Davis and his family loved watching the foxes so much, and he decided to start filming them so others could enjoy it, too, he said: “Since the pandemic has kept us inside, it really became the highlight of the day for me, my wife and our daughter.”