Loosing the Winter Coat
Again, this red fox is the same fox I have photographed before. In this photo, she is found honing in on a mole that she caught moments after this picture was taken. You can see she is gangly looking, as she is losing her winter coat. Taken near Fishing Bridge, YNP.
The red fox is the largest of the true foxes, as well as being the most geographically spread member of the Carnivora, being distributed across the entire northern hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, Central America and the steppes of Asia. Its range has increased alongside human expansion, having been introduced to Australia, where it is considered harmful to native mammal and bird populations. Because of these factors, it is listed as Least Concern for extinction by the IUCN. It.. more