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Red Fox (Melanistic)

Vulpes vulpes

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This is a hobby of mine, check out my profile on projectnoah.org My handle is "bearattack79" A melanistic Red Fox.

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Red Fox (Melanistic)
Vulpes vulpes


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6 Comments

MrJohn
MrJohn 8 years ago

What a beauty.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

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

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_fox
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanism

bearattack79
bearattack79 8 years ago

Thank you.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

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

bearattack79
bearattack79 8 years ago

What type of fox is this?

bearattack79
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bearattack79

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

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

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