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Old 08-22-2017, 04:14 AM   #1
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Foxes on Bald (Rondaxe) Mountain

Sunday I climbed Bald Mountain near Old Forge. I needed to get out and wanted to take photos of Wakely Mountain from a distance. Someone at work told me that Wakely's tower collapsed. However, I could still see it in my photos. While on my way up the trail, hikers coming down warned about foxes hanging around the summit. I got up there and found a fox hanging around some people. The people were either playing or feeding it. It was defiantly not afraid of anyone. I tried bushwhacking around the group, but the fox shifted its attention and almost lunged off the rock spine heading toward me. I said forget this. I turned around and headed home. I didn't want to be followed by it incase there was something wrong with it. Perhaps it was a pet I don't know.
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:25 AM   #2
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Just curious...did you report the fox behavior to a local ranger? That doesn't sound like typical behavior of a healthy fox so it might be a good idea to let the local DEC folks know about it.

That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

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Old 08-22-2017, 12:34 PM   #3
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I've seen some pictures of the fox on some of the hiking Facebook pages. It looks like people are feeding it.
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:48 PM   #4
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Well, its awfully tame to humans now
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:50 PM   #5
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