Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Measured Size of Red Fox

The Eastern red fox is an immigrant to the U.S. imported from the U.K. Not surprisingly, our animal is exactly the same size as its European cousin.

Dr. Paolo Cavallini goes through the data on red fox size all over the world and finds chest measurements are surprisingly consistent -- and surprisingly small. >> To read more



Amanda S said...

This is rather a detour from your post but I wonder if you saw this story about a fox that's a pet.

PBurns said...

I suspect when that fox gets a bit older and comes into heat, it will all end. The humans will not stand for an animal that smells like skunk, and she will suddenly prefer adult males in the wild. Taming wild animals can work in rare situations, but more often it ends in tragedy for the animal.