Mariton: Sometimes you just need a bath…

March 13, 2021

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

After a month of snow, it took me some time to get out and check the trail cameras.  It was fun looking through all the images.  I got a chuckle out of the following series of photos and wanted share the humor.  I hope you get a chuckle too.  I don’t set the cameras to take video to extend battery life and save card space, but you’ll notice by looking at the time stamps that these three photos are sequential.

Tim Burris trail cam photo

Note the reflected eye of a Red Fox emerging from under the rhododendron.

Tim Burris trail cam photo

Feet in the air, this red fox is rolling in the loose powder.

Tim Burris trail cam photo

The Fox walks away nonchalantly.  Honestly, I don’t know if it was taking a bath or just rolling for the fun of it.  There is a chance it dove into the snow for a mouse, but the way the feet are in the air reminds me of a dog rolling in the snow.