Monday, September 29, 2014

Silver is the New Red


Silver Fox

Silver Fox, a melanistic form of the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) and this one's pretty darned cute!

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Desert Fox


Corsac or Steppe Fox 
by Martien Uiterweerd 
 
The corsac or steppe fox (Vulpes corsac) is a medium-sized Asiatic fox species found throughout the steppes and semi-deserts of central Asia, from the southeast area of Russia to Mongolia and China and down to Afghanistan and Iran. The corsac fox with large ears and a short pointy face, is slightly smaller than the widespread red fox (Vulpes vulpes), with a head and body length of 45 to 65 cm, a tail of 19 to 35 cm and a weigh of 1.6 to 3.2 kg. It has grey to yellowish fur over much of the body, with paler underparts and pale markings on the mouth, chin, and throat. 
During the winter, the coat becomes much thicker and more silky in texture, and is straw-grey in colour, with a darker line running down the back. For a fox, it has small teeth and a wide skull. Corsac foxes are excellent climbers. It lives in the abandoned burrows of other animals, and it eats insects, small animals, birds, reptiles and plants. Corsac foxes are good hunters. 
The major threat posed to the corsac fox is poaching. They are rather slow runners and are easily caught by hunters, and their population has been reduced in areas where they have been heavily hunted for their fur. In the wild they live for 3 to 12 years; in captivity they are older. This picture was taken in Dierenpark Wissel, a small zoo in Wissel-Epe, the Netherlands.
 

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Trio of Fine Foxes


Malefactor 
Red fox on the hunt 
 
Looking Up
 
  Arctic Fox in summer coat at The Cincinnati Zoo
 
 
Big Ears 
Bat-eared fox is all ears!
 

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Red Fox of a Different Color

Lika 4Lika is a red fox with beautiful eyes and a lethal scream when she doesn't get her way. Lika is best known for being the little princess of the fox enclosure.
 
 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Rare and Beautiful Creature

Red Fox 
A Contemplative Red Fox
 

Man Rescues Baby Fox From Tin Can. Fox Says Thank You

By Jenny Kutner
Usually when people find animals digging through their garbage, they’re not so forgiving of the furry little mess-makers. But when one man came across a baby fox who had gotten his head stuck in an empty tin can, he couldn’t help but assist the trapped kit (on camera, of course).
The curious little fox was having considerable trouble navigating with an unwieldy can on his head.

At last — a helping hand! The baby fox looks around in relief. It is also important to note that this is the basically the cutest fox kit ever. 

The little fox is so shaken and grateful that he approaches he rescuer for a few comforting pats. 

But all too soon, it's time for this baby to go find his mama, and he disappears back through the hole in the fence. 


“I was always finding empty pet food cans at the end of the garden,” the man wrote on YouTube. “I suspect after the foxes raid dustbins they take their plunder to somewhere they think is safer to eat it: my garden!” Clearly, it is “safer” for animals to eat in his yard; if they get stuck, there’s a kind human there to help them.

You can watch the full rescue below"



Monday, September 15, 2014

North and South

Cute polar fox 
The Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) by Tambako the Jaguar
 
 
 
The kit fox (Vulpes macrotis) by Alexander Badyaev
 
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Chilled Fox, Neither Shaken or Stirred

2 month old Arctic Fox 
Source: Twitter
 


Alopex lagopusby hoboinaschoolbus

 

Sniffer the Fox and Tinni the Dog (Photos + Video)

Sniffer the Fox and Tinni the Dog: Real Life Fox and Hound from Norway


By Dave on 2013/12/07
Meet Sniffer the Fox and Tinni the Dog, a real life fox and hound from Norway. They are best friends that met in a forest where Tinni’s owner, photographer Torgeir Berge lives. Berge started taking pictures of the unusual couple’s friendship and plans to publish a book. The proceeds will go towards Norwegian anti-fur trade campaign. Check out the photos below:

 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Torgeir Berge Sniffer & Tinni photos 
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Video via Arbroath. Photos via Torgeir Berge


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