This cute little red fox kit is honing its hunting skills by stalking its siblings. It is early May and there is still snow here in the higher elevations of Colorado. In a month or less this little guy will be mostly grown up and hunting for himself in earnest.
The red fox, largest of the true foxes, has the greatest geographic range of all members of the Carnivora order, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Vulpes vulpes
Mass: 4.9 – 31 lbs (Adult)
Trophic level: Omnivorous
Lifespan: 2 – 5 years (In the wild)
Height: 14 – 20 in. (Adult, At Shoulder)
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