Synonymous with cunning, it's the fox
BUT DOES IT DESERVE ITS FOLKLORIC REPUTATION?
Foxes are small-to-medium-sized, omnivorous mammals that are slightly smaller than a medium-size domestic dog, with a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail (or brush).
The most abundant wild carnivores, foxes are found on every continent except Antarctica. The global distribution of foxes, has contributed to their prominence in popular culture and folklore in many societies around the world. The hunting of foxes with packs of hounds, an established pursuit in Europe was exported to various parts of the New World.
In North America there are a number of different foxes including the distinctive red fox, the largest in size, with an ability to adapt quickly to new environments. In the Pacific States the gray fox is dominant and the island fox (Urocyon littoralis) that is a small fox native to six of the eight Channel Islands of California.
Because of their abundance, foxes, particularly the red fox are among the most important furbearing animals harvested by the fur trade. Their pelts are used for trimmings scarfs, muffs, jackets and coats.
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