All posts by Farmers Greg and Alex

We are urban farmers in Rancho Cordova, CA. Both of us are educators and advocates for the environment.

Pups got a Gosling 8/15/12

Two Gray Fox Pups 8-15-12
Greg Kerekes ©2012

This morning we were greeted by 2 pups. They emerged from the bunchgrass and posed. They began prancing and chasing each other around Fox Hill. Bill and I searched for new signs of fox activity around the territory. We look for wildlife trails, tracks, scat, cashed food, and animal remains; any clue that might give us an insight into the foxes behavior. Today we found what appeared to be a Gosling carcass. We have had families of Geese appear on our trail cameras within den fox territory recently, looks like the fox sniffed them out. Also found in foxland today was a freshly eaten duck egg and a large piece of tinfoil brought over from the landfill.

Gosling in Fox Land 8-15-12
Greg Kerekes ©2012

Squat the Urban Gray Fox

Fox Blog Post 1:   6/3/12

Meet Squat the Gray Fox. Returning to his South Bay den just before sunrise, after a night of hunting and foraging. We waited over an hour along the fox trail towards Squat’s den. Sure enough at 6:52am, Squat came trotting down the trail towards us. My friend and local fox expert, Bill, called “Hey little fox…” Squat cautiously came over to check us out. Bill has known Squat since birth and appropriately named him, as he frequently marks his territory by squatting on his right leg. Squat has a mate and two pups as of 6-3-2012.

Squat the Gray Fox climbing a Honeysuckle bush.