Red Fox Vixen and Silver Kit
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Red Fox Vixen and Silver Kit

MEGHAN

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Well the cat is out of the bag on these Foxes, so I thought I would post an images or two
Mom and Kit sharing a tender moment. Right before she bit mom on the nose and took off!
Red Fox Vixen and Silver Kit by Meghan, on Flickr
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"Birds are a visual treat that reaffirms the joy and goodness of living. Birds are also the most elegant expression of life”.
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Ally

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Quote from: "MEGHAN"
Well the cat is out of the bag on these Foxes, so I thought I would post an images or two
Mom and Kit sharing a tender moment. Right before she bit mom on the nose and took off!
Red Fox Vixen and Silver Kit by Meghan, on Flickr
That is so nice! Why is it called siver fox?
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Well, when the light is just right AND coming from behind the fox
the efferent ends of the hairs (fur) shines with a silver-like halo.
When silver tarnishes it turns black.
Golden fox sounded too pretentious and was (somehow) inappropriate.
It's a First Nations appellation and was overstated in translation.
Can you tel .... I DON'T REALLY KNOW!
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MEGHAN

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That is so nice! Why is it called siver fox?

The silver fox is a melanistic form of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Silver foxes display a great deal of pelt variation. Some are completely glossy black except for a white colouration on the tip of the tail, giving them a somewhat silverly appearance. Some silver foxes are bluish-grey, and some may have a cinereous colour on the sides.
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"Birds are a visual treat that reaffirms the joy and goodness of living. Birds are also the most elegant expression of life”.
Roger Tory Peterson


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With my cinereous sides above the ears to go with my cinereous beard might I be considered a fox?
Not even with serious cinereous overtones would that notion hold water. Wow, I answered my own
question. I may not even need this forum anymore with the implications of that development. No offense Meghan, but my explanations are more interesting than yours and therefore if we were co-contestants on Stephen Fry's QI I would have gotten more points. So there!
Mind you, you have the photos ... so that's good for 100 points.
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Axeman

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Meghan!!! I have no words! You take great pix....there are a few others on this board in your strata....but that pic....HOLY SMOKES....that pic has no peers....you should enter that in a contest like Cottage Life or something...I dunno....WOW WOW WOW....

And please tell me your secret....how do you capture these moments? If I could take a crappy pic of that moment I'd be thrilled...thrilled to see it.
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gary yankech

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stunning...love the soft light.
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