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Friday, February 17, 2006
Red Fox - Vulpes Vulpes
The Red Fox (Vulpes Vulpes) is native to the province and is found throughout Newfoundland in a wide variety of habitats,and often seen in areas frequented by humans. They resemble a small slender dog and range in size from 3.6 to 6.8 kg. Newfoundland's Red Fox comes in a range of colours- red, black, silver, yellowish, and a mixture of colours called a patch phase. This little fellow was photographed some years ago on Buchan's Plateau .