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    Those are awesome AK! What is the animal in the 4th pic?

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    Thanks, That's a Pine Marten.

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    Sweet pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKaviator View Post
    Thanks, that fox was way up on the north slope, they "prime up" pretty good up there!
    Did you get to watch the fox hunt at all? I watched a video sent to me via email by a friend which documented how fox hunt mice in the snow. Research showed that the fox was much more likely to connect with a mouse if he was facing north while he pounced into the snow. It was one of the most interesting videos I've seen in recent years. I will try to find a link to it later and post it up for those that haven't seen it. It has amazing footage and a very interesting theory.

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    I've watched a lot of foxes hunt up on the slope. It's a hoot to watch them jump up and come down head first. I have that on video but never timed it right to catch a photo of it. I didn't know that the direction made a difference, that's interesting.Attachment 8074Attachment 8075

    These are Arctic foxes, winter and spring phases, that were successful hunters. You should see them run from the Red Foxes. The Reds are killing the Arctic's. By the way, 80% of Arctic fox are said to be carriers of rabies up there, ugh, wear gloves if you skin them!

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    More great pics!

    Here is the link to the footage of the fox hunting I've seen. It is the same type of "head first" mouse hunting you are talking about and it talks about the directional theory I spoke of earlier.

    http://www.edisproduction.de/2013/11...ncredible-way/

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    That is a really cool video! Amazing world and nature we live in.


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    ando,

    That's a great video, thanks. I have videos of the same thing and have watched numerous foxes do that. I couldn't say if they were facing north or not. They were far enough north already that they almost had to look south to see Alaska!

    The ones I watched were catching lemmings and were successful about 50% of the time, i would guess. That is what the second photo above is eating. Although, the foxes around the north slope oil fields are more adept at suckering oil-workers out of their sandwiches than catching lemmings these days!

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    Snapshots of snapshots look bad but here are a few moose I've taken. I have to get a photo scanner soon!Attachment 8079Attachment 8080Attachment 8081

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKaviator View Post
    ando,

    That's a great video, thanks. I have videos of the same thing and have watched numerous foxes do that. I couldn't say if they were facing north or not. They were far enough north already that they almost had to look south to see Alaska!

    The ones I watched were catching lemmings and were successful about 50% of the time, i would guess. That is what the second photo above is eating. Although, the foxes around the north slope oil fields are more adept at suckering oil-workers out of their sandwiches than catching lemmings these days!
    Sounds like we aren't at the top of the food chain anymore . It would be hard to say no to a face like the one in your first set of photos.

    It looks like you will be running out of wall space soon. I have never seen anything remotely close to that size with my own eyes. It must be something of a thrill to watch through a rifle scope or peep sight of a bow.

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