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Small furry mammal found in friends back yard
Small mammal is only a baby you can tell by the eyes.
Thank you to everyone who has commented. The small mammal went back into the woods and we haven't seen it again. ill be keeping a lookout for it.
Another distinguishing feature are the feet. This little fellow has paws that are canine type. Raccoons have front feet that are more like hands.
Hema, the ears are not right size, the paws are more dog like and the snout sits higher then a raccoon.
Just curious what happened to it. Did the finder take it to a rescue or did they just leave it to see if the parents would come back?
any possibility at all of a melanistic baby raccoon?
Most likely and baby Red fox. But you are right at this age it's hard to tell. https://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-turtle...
Will third the fox cub. I think it could be a gray fox instead of a red fox though. Kinda hard to tell when that young.
I agree that this looks like a red fox cub. What happened to it?
?Silver fox cub - a melanistic form of red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Wow! really cute, what is it?
Spotted on Apr 6, 2015 Submitted on Apr 7, 2015
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