It was getting late in the evening and the fox had tucked the kits into bed (under the shed) for the night. As the fox was crossing the yard, Cooper spotted him. Cooper began to bark and would not stop.
The fox stopped and looked at the house. It was obvious the fox knew the dog was inside, but he was torn about leaving the defenseless kits. The fox turned around and took a step towards the shed.
I told Cooper he was not being very hospitable and got him to be quiet. The fox waited a moment and hearing silence, jumped onto the stone wall and headed into the woods. I assume the fox was going to hunt for a meal. I am sure it is a full time job trying to feed 3 kits.