Can you find the fox in the photo?

Where am I?

If you don’t see the Gray Fox in the photo, don’t worry, I’ll show you where it is in a few minutes.

I catch glimpses of our resident Gray Fox about every other week. Sometimes it’s a quick look as one of them rushes across the path, sometimes I see a fox stopped on the path eating fallen fruit (mulberries in spring, persimmons in fall, etc.) and sometimes it’s just a yelp or bark coming from the woods.

Ranger Kristin spotted the fox in these photos as it was munching on some unseen object in the dried swamp (the swamp has now filled with water after TD Lee passed through) just below the secondary Wetlands Overlook. By the way, there is a persimmon tree just about where the fox was first seen.

The fox pauses to look at us, looking at it, as the wily critter continued on its way through the underbrush after finishing its meal.

Were you able to find the fox in the top photo? If not, scroll down and have look.

Here I am!

Keep your eyes peeled!

=======CORRECTION  BELOW (9/19/11)=======

It’s been pointed out to me by Wendy Aldwyn, Art Director here at the Museum, that I have the head facing the wrong way in my outline of the fox. The correct outline is below.

The correct attitude of the fox as outlined by Wendy.
Enlargement of head area.

When first looking at the photo, I saw that the ears on the fox were facing to the left and assumed that the fox had its head turned back over its shoulder. You can clearly see the gray fur of its body next to the tree (above). Apparently it had turned it ears backward, listening to some noise behind it, not its entire head.

Another clue as to which way the head is turned is the reddish fur on the side of the neck. The reddish fur is more to the rear of the ears on a gray fox, not in front of the ears.

Wendy’s outline also gives the fox another front leg, some toes, and more detail in the face (she is, after all, the Art Director).

Thanks Wendy.

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