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Red Fox

Posted on Feb 28, 2016

This Red Fox is one of the kits that I enjoyed watching grow up before our eyes last spring. It is not doing so well now, and is probably one of the two that I saw had returned to their natal den at the beginning of the winter when things got tough outside. Both had some mange and looked rather thin. This individual has been hunting and stalking prey, still engaged at feeding regularly and apparently doing enough to keep itself going. While its tail has little to no fur left and it is patchy throughout the body at least the days are getting warmer and the sun is getting stronger. This beautiful animal still has a chance to recover if it keeps on pushing. Meteorological spring begins on Tuesday, and things are looking up!

Red Fox First Year Kit Mange-6916

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator