This beautiful red fox was out hunting near Ottawa in mid January 2019 when I was most fortunate to witness its skills. It’s actually quite astonishing how a fox can locate a mouse or other little tasty meal under the snow at 25 feet away. I was pretty quiet and sure not to disturb the hungry fox, but it did keep an eye on my friend and I from time to time.
Then at one point it was clear the fox was locking on to its prey beneath the snow
Then all of a sudden, it steps off its front legs and prepares to leap in the air
The fox takes a flying leap
Then a bomb dive into the snow with surgical precision towards its critter
Then a final battle and the critter is toast