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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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Fox caught on trail cam

February 11, 2010 at 03:15 PM

I’m hearing red fox stories more and more frequently these days. That’s due in part to the success of at least two dens of foxes in my hometown Elmwood.

But the foxes are doing well other places, too. While red foxes remain relatively rare in the country, city dwellers are seeing more of these pretty little canines in town.

Here’s a picture of one from Don Osborne’s backyard in Mattoon. “I finally caught him on the trail camera,” Osborne reports.

I for one would rather have a fox in the yard than a rabbit any day. Kind of nice to see them making a comeback somewhere.

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