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snophlake
100605.  Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:35 am Reply with quote

The Arctic Fox (Alopex Lagopus) has white fur during the winter but in summer its fur can range from grey, through brown to black.
They don't hibernate.

The Faulkland Island Fox (Dusicyon Australis) although now extinct was the only native land mammal of the Faulkland Islands.

The Grey Fox (Urocyon Cinereoargenteus) is the only fox able to climb trees.

 
grizzly
100617.  Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:57 am Reply with quote

Quote:
The Arctic Fox (Alopex Lagopus) has white fur during the winter but in summer its fur can range from grey, through brown to black.


The Arctic Fox can also claim to be the only fox in the world to live in the ocean, well on it, since it will venture out onto the ice pack during winter.

 
rachthepirate
100620.  Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:02 am Reply with quote

Awwwwwwwwww

 
Crunchy
101788.  Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:49 pm Reply with quote

snophlake wrote:

The Faulkland Island Fox (Dusicyon Australis) although now extinct was the only native land mammal of the Faulkland Islands.


What happened? The hunting ban came to late for them.

 
Volklet
103632.  Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:02 am Reply with quote

The Falkland Island Fox is also sometimes known as the Falkland Island Wolf, but it's other colloquial name is the Warrah.

It sounds a bit Australian, doesn't it?

The Falkland Islanders have a newsletter called The Warrah.

http://www.falklandsconservation.com/publications/warrah/warrah-library.html

And it's quite interesting to read......

 
Arctos
158951.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:10 pm Reply with quote

The Japanese take their foxes very seriously. The "kitsune" has a load of legends behind it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitsune

The kitsune seem to have a very strong influence, not quite to the same extent as dragons or serpents, but still strong.

 
Mulvil
158961.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:34 pm Reply with quote

The swift fox Vulpes vulex (I think without checking) is the smallest canid in North America, it was extensively hunted in its Canadian and Northern U.S. range in the 1800's and was entering traps left for the red fox until the 1920's.

It was declared extirpated in Canada in (again off the top of my head) 1978~ish and a reintroduction programme was set up with Cochrane Ecological Institute being the major instigators of said programme. Interestingly CEI was set up by the private funds of a Mr. and Mrs. Smeeton (?). Anyway without going into loads of detail the reintroduction was declared the most successful reintroduction of any carnivorous mammal on an international scale. And if anyone is interested the two provinces it was re-introduced into were Alberta and Saskatchewan (spelling?).

Its natural range is in Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Dakota's, Montana, Nebraska, Colorada and even Nevada and New Mexico.

 

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