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Red Fox cub

Vulpes vulpes


Small furry mammal found in friends back yard


Woody area

1 Species ID Suggestions

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

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Jellis 6 years ago

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

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 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 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 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 6 years ago

any possibility at all of a melanistic baby raccoon?

Jellis 6 years ago

Most likely and baby Red fox.
But you are right at this age it's hard to tell.

jeslowery 6 years ago

so cute!

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 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 6 years ago

Wow! really cute, what is it?

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Spotted on Apr 6, 2015
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