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Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes


A small to medium sized member of the dog family. The red fox's winter coat is a beautiful rusty red above, white below, with black ears and legs and white-tipped tail. During the summer the coat is more ragged (see photo) and there are variations in coloring across the fox's range.


The red fox is widely distributed across many habitat types.

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Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 6 years ago

This fox was probably still losing its winter coat, which accounts for those really long patches of hair. Thanks Frank and animaisfotos for your kind words.

KarenL 6 years ago

Beautiful! I've not seen a red fox with such a long coat before.

Frank Weaver
Frank Weaver 6 years ago

This is a majestic picture of majestic animal!

animaisfotos 7 years ago

Its hard to chose one particular spotting of yours. Each and everyone is a master piece. Never the less, so far, this one is my favorite. Congrats and thanks for sharing. I'll be following.

Minnesota, USA

Lat: 47.61, Long: -90.86

Spotted on Apr 23, 2010
Submitted on Apr 23, 2010


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