Friday, March 9, 2018

Fact of the Day: International Red Fox

While the red fox is believed to have evolved in Eurasia, they are also present in North America. New World red foxes are believed to have been separated from the Old World red foxes for about 400,000 years. 

12 comments:

Margaret D said...

Goodness. We don’t have foxes here in Tasmania, we are not supposed to.

shwet said...

Its becoming extinct !
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RO said...

Such a beautiful animal. Hugs...RO

Pat Hatt said...

That is sure a long time to avoid the inlaws

Martha said...

That's a long separation!

Christine said...

Interesting facts and beautiful creatures.

Red said...

Check for more details on the fox. It has some very interesting features especially when it come to its sense of smell.

Kirk said...

Long-lost cousins.

Huggybear said...

Foxes are NOT native to Australia.
The British brought the bloody things here when they colonised us.
They also brought out rabbits. Nothing like the military governors and the well heeled colonists to have a little bit of fox hunting!

I have no love for thieving, murderous foxes - ask a farmer his/her
views.
Colin

Huggybear said...

You Tasmanians AREN"T suppose to - but:

"Increased evidence of the presence of foxes in Tasmania grew since the late 1990s. A range of physical items collected since 1998 indicated fox activity in the State. The increasing accumulation of this evidence, along with a volume of credible fox sighting reports from members of the public, led the Tasmanian Government to initiate a 10-year fox eradication program from 2006 to 2014.

Encouragingly, no physical evidence of fox activity has been collected in Tasmania since July 2011 and it is hoped that fox eradication has been successful."

Obviously some IDIOT took some across from the mainland.
Anyhow from this State report seems that they have been eradicated.
Lamb from Tasmania is too good for bloody horrible foxes.

Colin

Jenn said...

There are around here. My nephew has the middle name Fox but in Japanese, which is Kitsune. Pronounced key-tsu-nay.

Blue Grumpster said...

Red Sox?