At the beginning of May 2016, Mollie received a surprise email from The Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Northern CA. This wonderful living museum houses and displays non-releasable wildlife native to California, and rehabilitates and releases thousands of native critters annually, but the email was about a non-releasable, non-native, orphan that had come their way. An eight week old Red Fox!
A lady had found the little guy in her yard, cold, alone, and nearly non-responsive. She brought him to the facility where he was treated with subcutaneous fluids and warmth and the cute little kit bounced back. He then moved to a foster home close-by where he was nurtured in a loving environment preparing him for his future as a possible ambassador.
Were we interested? Could Wildworks provide a permanent loving home for him? Of course Mollie said YES! On the first available day, Mollie hopped in the car and headed north.
We named him Brush to match our female Red Fox whose name was Fire. In the beginning, he made quite the traveling fox, attending one outreach program and taking a trip with Mollie to visit her brother just outside of Yosemite, where he had his own room and slept on the bed. Brush spent his first few weeks at Wildworks in the house busily
performing the famous fox pounce while destroying the house and learning about strange species called dogs and cats. He quickly became friends with our older fox Fire and she was his favorite fox until she passed.
As Brush grew older, he started becoming more of a "wild fox" and stopped wanting to come out for programs. He still wags his tail at his favorite people and goes back to being a kit when he sees his now best friend fox Cory. We hope that one day he will become the perfect ambassador fox for our on-site interactions, but for now, we just love having this handsome silly boy around and are happy to be providing him with his forever home.