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South American Gray Fox

Lycalopex griseus

Description:

This is the only photos I managed to get of this South American Gray Fox. It was hunting in the Laguna Nimez Reserve, El Calafate, Argentina.

Habitat:

Laguna Nimez Reserve, El Calafate, Argentina.

Notes:

The South American gray fox is a small fox-like canid, weighing 2.5 to 5.45 kilograms (5.5 to 12.0 lb), and measuring 65 to 110 centimetres (26 to 43 in) in length including a tail of 20 to 43 cm (8 to 17 in). The head is reddish-brown flecked with white. The ears are large and there is a distinct black spot on the chin. The pelage is brindled, with agouti guard hairs and a short, dense pale undercoat. The underparts are pale grey. The limbs are tawny and the thighs are crossed by a dark bar. The long, bushy tail has a dark dorsal stripe and dark tip with a paler, mottled underside. Wikipedia

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1 Comment

Mackenzie O
Mackenzie O 4 years ago

It looks like a coyote

misako
Spotted by
misako

El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Spotted on Jan 14, 2015
Submitted on Feb 7, 2015

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