Friday, December 10, 2010

Rare red foxes found in Sierra Nevada

In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 and provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a red fox is seen after it was photographed with a remote camera north of Yosemite National Park . Once thought to be extinct, federal wildlife biologists have sighted two more rare Sierra Nevada red foxes they believe are related to one that was photographed this summer near Yosemite National Park. (AP photo/U.S. Forest Service ) 
This photo of this foxy fox was taken by a remote camera near Yosemite National Park. Scott Sonner wrote about it for the Associated Press:
"Federal wildlife biologists have confirmed sightings of two more Sierra Nevada red foxes that once were thought to be extinct."


"Scientists believe the foxes are related to another that was photographed this summer near Yosemite National Park. More importantly, they say, DNA samples show enough diversity in the Sierra Nevada red foxes to suggest a 'fairly strong population' of the animals may secretly be doing quite well in the rugged mountains about 90 miles south of Reno."

What a beautiful animal. Read the rest of the story here.

(Photo courtesy of AP photo/U.S. Forest Service.)

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