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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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May 19: Picture of the Day

May 19, 2010 at 08:53 PM

Baseball practice ran long this evening. Work came too early this morning. Translation: At 7:35 p.m. with the sun rapidly slipping away to the west, the boys and I took a frantic detour on the way home from the ball diamonds. And the trip only made me love these little foxes even more.

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve seen the little foxes, so I was curious to see how large they have grown. When we pulled up to the den, there was at first no sign of the youngsters. Then one appeared. And despite the boys excited talk and my camera clicking away at close range, the fox lingered long enough to stretch, yawn, gnaw on some random dead object and then slip back into the den.

What a perfect end to a fun evening at the ball yard. Nature and sports all in one evening. Like this little fox, I will sleep easy tonight.

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