Fox kits

Today I took a walk into the nearby woods.
At one point, I heard something rustling around inside an abandoned building.
I paused for a while and saw a fox kit stick its face out from the building. At first I thought there was only one inside, but then I saw another.
Was the mother away looking for food? Or perhaps she was watching us from afar.
After stepping back and observing from a distance for about 10 minutes, I saw the two kits come out playfully. They then began a spirited search for food.
Last year, we had cases of mothers abandoning their kits. I hope that this wasn’t a similar case…
Among foxes, it is the female that cares for the kits. She and her kits stay together until the fall.
Photos: Fox kits seen at Sounkyo May 21