Quiz #80: Mammal

Name the mammal pictured. (Photo taken 4/09 in Biddeford, Maine)

Photo of Quiz #80: Mammal

A. None of the following

B. Common Gray Fox

C. Coyote

D. Red Fox

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A is... incorrect.  One of the following options is correct.

B is... incorrect. Common Gray Foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) typically have tails topped and tipped with black, along with orange ears.

C is... incorrect. Coyotes (Canis latrans) typically have tails tipped with black, not white.

D is... Correct!  This Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) adult has a distinctive white-tipped tail (unique among all foxes), black legs and ears, and an overall reddish body.

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