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Red Fox (Melanistic)

Vulpes vulpes


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Red Fox (Melanistic)
Vulpes vulpes

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MrJohn 9 years ago

What a beauty.

bayucca 10 years ago

As mentioned below I would call this not melanistic but "partly melanistic". Melanistic would be completely black.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

This guy looks like a partly melanistic red fox. This is a result of
melanism, which is, in short, the exact opposite of albinism, in that the body is very dark. If it were to be wholly melanistic, it would be completely black, yet the other markings show it is only partly melanistic.

bearattack79 10 years ago

Thank you.

bayucca 10 years ago

I think this is a partly melanistic Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes). Any other IDeas?

bearattack79 10 years ago

What type of fox is this?

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 15, 2011
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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