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Mt Rainier Fox
While driving to the Mt. Rainier Visitors' Center on May 3, 2009, this fox stayed quietly along the side of the road allowing me to get several shots.

Though it doesn't fit the standard descriptions, I believe this is either a Red Fox or a mix which includes Red Fox. If you know one way or the other, please let me know.

© Mike Hoyt, 3may09.

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lcarreauNice ...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

I spent many years exploring MRNP, and
had never came across a Red Fox.

I believe their "coloration" changes with the
seasons. It must still be wearing half of its
winter's coat.

Mike, is there still lots of snow at Paradise? ??
Posted May 13, 2009 12:39 am

Michael HoytRe: Nice ...

Michael Hoyt

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Yeah, lots! The road to Paradise is still closed.
Posted May 13, 2009 11:48 am

lcarreauRe: Nice ...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Kidding? Still closed? Why aren't they out
there plowing the darn thing?

Well, that should give folks with snowshoes
something to do. Thanks, Mike ...
Posted May 13, 2009 9:49 pm

The LevitatorGreat picture

The Levitator

Voted 10/10

Nice and well captured. This is a very unique photo of a Red Fox.
Posted May 13, 2009 10:03 pm

Michael HoytRe: Great picture

Michael Hoyt

Hasn't voted

Thanks. I still can't get over how tame that fox acted...
Posted May 14, 2009 12:45 pm

Arthur DigbeeRe: Great picture

Arthur Digbee

Voted 10/10

Like the others, I find the coloration very interesting.

I rotated this one into the profile pic for the Canidae album, FYI.
Posted May 14, 2009 6:30 pm

nartreb"cross fox"

nartreb

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Not a separate species, just a coat color of red fox (c.f. "silver fox").
They look a lot like grey foxes. Easiest way to tell the difference is by the tip of the tail - red/cross/silver foxes have white at the tip of the tail, grey foxes have black.
Posted May 20, 2009 8:49 am

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Michael HoytSubmitted by Michael Hoyt
on May 12, 2009 8:10 pm

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