It was the second weekend in a row that I had to be dragged off the nature trails with my camera, when this time I could have easily stayed all day watching the young family of foxes.

The adult foxes were nowhere in sight while the young pups were playing at the park to a captive audience.  The introvert in the family was off exploring on her own, while

her three siblings were busy playing in the hay.  The oldest was keeping a watchful eye on the two troublemakers of the family.

The roughhousing began rather quickly after a challenge was made and happily accepted. 

The two of them were enjoying the tussle and biting too much to determine who won the fight.

The quietness of exploring the parks during the winter has been replaced with parks brimming with people walking, bike riding and enjoying picnics and the distant hum of laughter and conversations mingling with the birds singing along the trails.  The park is a perfect place for families to spend the day together and this family of foxes was so adorable that everyone wanted to adopt them.