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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lcarreau - May 13, 2009 12:39 am - Voted 10/10

Nice ...

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? ??

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - May 13, 2009 11:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice ...

Yeah, lots! The road to Paradise is still closed.


lcarreau - May 13, 2009 9:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice ...

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 ...

The Levitator

The Levitator - May 13, 2009 10:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Great picture

Nice and well captured. This is a very unique photo of a Red Fox.

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - May 14, 2009 12:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great picture

Thanks. I still can't get over how tame that fox acted...

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - May 14, 2009 6:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Great picture

Like the others, I find the coloration very interesting.

I rotated this one into the profile pic for the Canidae album, FYI.


nartreb - May 20, 2009 8:49 am - Hasn't voted

"cross fox"

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.

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