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Denver family shares backyard with fox family

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DENVER - It happens every night at dusk. 

"They start to encroach to let us know it's time for us to go inside," Matt McCune said. "That's their cue to come out and party time begins."

McCune's backyard in Denver is where the party's at, at least for a family of foxes! 

"At night it's theirs, during the day it's ours," McCune said. "It seems to work out."

Every night a family of eleven foxes takes over McCune's backyard. Nine kits love to play on the trampoline, making for an adorable view for the McCune family. 

"They're very cute. They're very cute no doubt," McCune said.

McCune said fox families have played in the yard for years, even before his family of four humans and one dog moved in nearly two years ago, although he's never seen so many baby foxes at one time. 

"I was really excited at first, and then a couple weeks into it I started to get overwhelmed by the poop and pee smell," he said.

And his 6-year-old daughter agrees.

"They smell stinky," she said. 

Despite the stench, McCune said he has no plans to stop the fox party any time soon. 

"This is their home as much as it is ours," he said, adding they'll likely move on in a couple weeks just like the other fox families have done before. 

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