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South American Gray Fox

Lycalopex griseus


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.


Laguna Nimez Reserve, El Calafate, Argentina.


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 8 years ago

It looks like a coyote

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El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina

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

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