New Book Tells King Family’s Experience Raising Two Gray Fox Cubs

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Jane King shares story of ‘A FOX IN THE FAMILY’

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When you raise a wild animal in the house, there are many risks and it is difficult to return them to the wild when they are so tame.

Thick woods surrounded the Indiana home of author Jane King and her husband Jim, and woodland creatures often found their way into their house. Their home was a sanctuary, convalescent hospital and sadly, sometimes, a burial ground for the local wildlife. Neighbors, friends, and would-be friends knew where to take orphaned birds and stray cats. The tally of the animals in their household fluctuated with the seasons. Besides several horses, dogs, and cats, they often had quail, Chukar, turtles, frogs, mice, and various small birds residing with them. Soon, two gray foxes cub joined the list.

A FOX IN THE FAMILY” (published by Xlibris) tells the story of Frisky and Friendly. Rescued from an old barn that is being demolished, two gray fox cubs are captured and raised in a family with terriers, and a cat. As the cubs mature, the King family experiences many heartwarming and hair-raising moments that are illustrated in pen and ink.

“When you raise a wild animal in the house, there are many risks and it is difficult to return them to the wild when they are so tame,” says the author. An exhilarating story that the King family has experienced, this book will capture readers' hearts.

“A FOX IN THE FAMILY”
By Jane King
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 96 pages | ISBN 9781499037678
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 96 pages | ISBN 9781499037685
E-Book | 96 pages | ISBN 9781499037661
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
A graduate of Purdue University, Jane King grew up in Indiana where the story takes place. Her career has included teaching art and math in elementary, high schools, and college and creating animal portraits. She is best known for her ink sketches or remarks along the borders of her pastels to portray the personality of the subject. Her first love has always been fox hunting to watch the interaction of hounds and scent. She has hunted all over the United States and has won her colors with three hunts. Now, she is retired and lives in a small rural community in California where she is limited to rescuing the small critters that may come into her yard or are dropped off by neighbors.

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