Yellowstone DIary 2019

September 2, 2019 Beartooth Fox

I got an image of an unusual fox the other day. Unlike the other foxes in this area I have gotten pictures of, which are basic red with black feet and ears and have short hair, this fox had long grey hair and a silvery face with a little red on his legs. I did some research and found an article about Patrick Cross of the US Forest Service who is studying these foxes he has found in the Beartooth Mountains. They are not related by DNA to the common red fox in Yellowstone National Park. He believes these are remnants of an Asia fox that travel here during an ice age. Either way they are beautiful.