Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kit Fox?

Last summer I took pictures in our backyard of what I thought was a coyote:

I've seen it a few more times and tonight I got a very close look at it as I was driving up the hill. It sat in my headlights when I stopped and we started at each other for a while. Unfortunately when I got the camera out it darted into the dark, but then stood still. It is definitely too small and skinny to be a coyote. It's only about a foot tall at the shoulder and two and a half foot long, including. Its ears are also too big and wide for a coyote. On top of all of this, it has been solitairy every time I've seen it, something I've never experienced with coyotes. I think it may be a kit fox, which would be pretty cool:

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