A pair of kits, or young foxes, tussle in the grass outside their den. This family of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) made their home in an underground den near Scott’s Pond this spring. The five juvenile foxes would play together and practice life skills in the cool of the morning, or late in the day. In their role as parents, the male and female foxes bring food, in the form of small mammals and birds, back to the den. They also watch over the young, teaching them to be vigilant and alert — until the kits are old enough to disperse and head out on their own.