Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Foxy Fox

While it might seem that way, we're not just all about big cats -- though we've definitely had a run on them lately! Here's a great photo from Ben of a common small mammal: the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus).

This animal is probably the most frequently seen mammal in the country, at least along roadsides when you are driving. It thrives almost anywhere, including what would be marginal habitats for many other species. That probably explains why it hasn't been photographed too frequently around Chan Chich Lodge, surrounded as it is, by good quality tropical forest. Still, here it is on the road, a really lovely, elegant-looking small predator.

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