Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Red Fox
Date: Jul 19 18:59:07 2009
From: RONALD LOUDERBACK - res0y3oz at verizon.net


We took photos of native Red Fox--silver color with some red--at Mt. Rainier
in the picnic area. Photos were taken through the windshield in 2005. Our
small dogs were going banannas barking & bouncing against the windows which
we were trying to roll up. This fox had the oval pupils and face of a fox
but it was taller and larger than European Red Fox. The park ranger said
that they were trying to relocate them because they were becoming a pest.
It was very bold and walked calmly toward the car passing within a couple of
feet of it. Photos are at www.flickr.com/photos/loud_pics Go to "sets" on
the right side of the page, click "more sets" at the bottom and then on
"Mammels."
Ron & Carole Louderback
Kennewick WA
"If there is a mark of perfection, it is simply that it can tolerate the
imperfections of others. It is able to adjust. It becomes all things to
all men. "
Fenelon, 17th century
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Purcell" <kevinpurcell at pobox.com>
To: "Tweeters" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Cc: "Kevin Purcell" <kevinpurcell at pobox.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2009 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Re: Red Fox


> That said ... after I hit the send button I found this ... so a follow up
> post.
>
> <http://cascadescarnivore.blogspot.com/2009/06/june152009-cascade-red-fox-on-northwest.html
> >
>
> A automatic photo of a (supposed) Cascade Red Fox taken on Jun 24, 2009
> on Mt Adams. Does look different from the usual Red Fox.
>
> They also have photo's of black and red morph Foxes
>
> <http://cascadescarnivore.blogspot.com/2009/06/june62009-station-fourteen-mix.html
> >
>
> There are other photos on the blog.
>
> The ID seems to be based on location (it's in the mountains).
>
> On Jul 19, 2009, at 4:28 PM, Kevin Purcell wrote:
>
>> The authors are very skeptical that Vulpes vulpes cascadiensis (or
>> Vulpes fulva cascadiensis depending on your taxonomy!) still exists as a
>> derivative of the original native boreal Red Foxes.
>>
>> Has anyone here personally seen a Red Fox they believe was a
>> cascadiensis?
>
> --
> Kevin Purcell
> kevinpurcell at pobox.com
>
>
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