also known as the death metal album cover fox
December 2, 2017 10:09 AM   Subscribe

The gray fox of the American Southwest is 2.5-3.5 ft long, weighs about 7-15 lbs, and by the way, it drags skeletons up into the trees. [modestly graphic photo]
posted by moonmilk (12 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Is it reasonable to love a fox? Cos these foxes are rad as hell and I am here for it.
posted by Kitteh at 11:01 AM on December 2, 2017 [3 favorites]

AMAZING. I'm sure these would make excellent pets, right? All I would need in my house are some trees & deer & a high tolerance for the stench of rotting meat! I'm sold.
posted by Frobenius Twist at 11:04 AM on December 2, 2017 [5 favorites]

They're all good canids
posted by TedW at 11:29 AM on December 2, 2017 [8 favorites]

Wow, that photo!
posted by roger ackroyd at 11:32 AM on December 2, 2017

Particularly after rain, the smell of these “skeleton trees” can be quite powerful and can carry great distances.

I suspect that this is what is otherwise known as "understatement."
posted by thomas j wise at 1:05 PM on December 2, 2017 [3 favorites]

Aww, that's so cuAAAAAHHHH!
posted by Splunge at 1:07 PM on December 2, 2017 [3 favorites]

Saw one of these walk boldly up to a water feature to drink one time when I was out birding. They are slinky.
posted by Bee'sWing at 1:09 PM on December 2, 2017

Cute. I'm pretty sure my dogs would do roughly the same thing if I let them. Maybe minus the tree part.
posted by freakazoid at 1:30 PM on December 2, 2017

freakazoid, you reminded me of Dogs in Elk (here illustrated with pumpkin carnage)
posted by moonmilk at 2:40 PM on December 2, 2017 [2 favorites]

posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:50 PM on December 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

What good foxes! Thank you for sharing this information!
posted by daisyk at 12:38 AM on December 3, 2017

Good work, fox.
posted by Secretariat at 12:13 PM on December 5, 2017

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