Foxes live tough little lives and the pic of the living harbinger of doom below reminds that they are usually short ones too. A fox's life expectancy is 2-5 years. I've never been able to get a shot of a turkey vulture up close and when I got this 1 I was at once excited to see the animal and dreading what I'd find on the rise where it was perched. When I did make my way up there, I found and buried a corpse of 1 of the pups. I couldn't really tell how it was killed. A cat? Fratricide? Who knows. The life cycle goes on.