Sunday, August 01, 2004

The Mystery Beast of North Carolina


What is it?

One theory is that it's a red fox with some type of short-coat mutation or diet deficiency, or even mange (though it really does not look mangey).

Another theory is that it is a Gray Fox with all of the above or perhaps even a coyote with all of the above.

It looks a bit like a jackal to me, but I suspect it is some freakish red fox. In any case, this is a "mystery beast" actually photographed in North Carolina

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Anonymous said...

It's a gray fox with no undercoat. This type is called a "Samson Fox."

harmonious1 said...