i was out last night for a couple of hours, this was the first in a few weeks due to work commitments etc. We scanned a small field and spotted a fox hunting something small around clumps of dockens in the far right corner of the field, after waiting a while to get a decent shot i dropped the fox at approx 130m. We started making our way back towards the gate into the field to recover the fox having a chat as we went. I scanned the rear of the field again to reveal another set of eyes this time a bigger fox. He was hunting in the similar ground ie dockens but in the back left of the field. There was no shot available due to the location and he didnt respond to the calls. i watched him for a good 5 minutes as he made he way over to his partner, he had a sniff at the dead fox and then trotted off. I was confident i could hit him at the slow walk which didnt work out the way i had hoped. I missed him and proceeded to make my way over to the first fox. she was a heavy vixen well hit in the throat and died on the spot. the dog fox was spotted again skulking around the edge of the field before he eventually left the area.
this is the first pairing of foxes i have seen this season,