It’s official: Adorable little kits have been spotted venturing from a campus fox den. The UW Urban Canid Project has been documenting this activity and sharing some great photos through their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Follow these accounts for updates as the kits grow and explore their surroundings.

Leaders of the project have a gentle reminder for fox fans: If you see the fox family on campus, please give them plenty of space, observing them from a distance to keep yourself and the foxes safe and happy.

The project’s social media accounts also contain informative photos showing the project’s fox and coyote trap-collar-and-release efforts.

coyote collaring with Marcus
Graduate student Marcus Mueller works to collar a coyote in February. Photo: UW Urban Canid Project