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Amazing Series of TrailCam Photographs showing Iberian Fox Behaviour

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  Iberian Fox at Pond Hide

- The main action lasted nearly One Hour, from 8am

 

 

 

An Iberian Rabbit burrrow is discovered in the ramp up to the drinking/bathing pond

Iberian Rabbit on lookout near to burrow in pond access ramp

Iberian Rabbit sat at mouth of burrow

 

 

Iberian Fox approaching the pond

Drinking at pond

A couple of days later at the pond again

 

 

Fox Sniffing at Iberian Rabbit burrow entrance

Fox investigating the Iberian Rabbit burrow

Stood with front legs inside Iberian Rabbit burrow

 

 

Going deeper into burrow

 

 

 

 

Success ! The Fox has managed to catch a baby Iberian Rabbit

The Fox goes back for another look

 

 

The Fox attracts the attention of an Iberian Azurewinged Magpie

The Iberian Azurewinged Magpie makes alarm-calls to focus attention on the mammalian predator

The Azurewinged Magpie drops down to the pond for a closer look

 

 

Back again

The Fox catches and eats another baby Iberian Rabbit

Another look

 

 

Down the burrow again

Another Iberian Rabbit caught

Iberian Rabbit in jaws

 

 

Iberian Azurewinged Magpie still alarm-calling

The Iberian Fox comes back again

Stood in the burrow

 

 

The apex predator catches yet another Iberian Rabbit

And quickly eats it

 

 

The Fox returns for a further inspection

Once more down the Iberian Rabbit hole

 

 

 

 

The Fox takes a drink at the pond

 

 

 

 

Another Drink

A short lie down

 

 

Check the burrow again

Another sniff

Making really sure there are no more Rabbits

 

 

Cannot check too many times !

12 Hours Later - at night

The following Morning at 7.30am

 

 

 

 

A Snake visits the Iberian Rabbit burrow a few days later

And a night-time Cat

A day-time Cat

 

 

Iberian Azurewinged Magpie checks out the burrow.

Adult Iberian Rabbit back at the burrow a day or so later. Will they contine to live and breed there ?

 

 

 

 

   

 

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