Monday, November 29, 2010

Channel Islands Fox

These are cute little guys weighing usually between 3-6 pounds. They are unique to the Channel Islands and are descended from the gray fox some 10,000 years ago. They have no natural predators on the islands and so have survived since 'moving' there during the last ice age.

Sadly, their numbers have been rapidly declining since the 1990's and they are an endangered species.

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