Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Red Fox cub

Vulpes vulpes

Description:

Small furry mammal found in friends back yard

Habitat:

Woody area

1 Species ID Suggestions

okiegirl85
okiegirl85 6 years ago
Silver fox
Vulpes vulpes Silver fox (animal)


Sign in to suggest organism ID

13 Comments

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

Small mammal is only a baby you can tell by the eyes.

ME
ME 6 years ago

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.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

Another distinguishing feature are the feet. This little fellow has paws that are canine type. Raccoons have front feet that are more like hands.

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

Hema, the ears are not right size, the paws are more dog like and the snout sits higher then a raccoon.

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

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?

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

soooo cute....

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

any possibility at all of a melanistic baby raccoon?

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

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...

jeslowery
jeslowery 6 years ago

so cute!

BlueAppaloosa
BlueAppaloosa 6 years ago

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.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

I agree that this looks like a red fox cub. What happened to it?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

?Silver fox cub - a melanistic form of red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

MalikHunt
MalikHunt 6 years ago

Wow! really cute, what is it?

ME
Spotted by
ME

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Apr 6, 2015
Submitted on Apr 7, 2015

Spotted for Mission

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team