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Aging a Red Fox Pup

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There are several ways to estimate the relative age of a red fox pup, one of which is by noting the color of its coat.  It is gray for their first month of life, when pups are in their den, sandy-colored for the next six to eight weeks, and red from about three months on. The color of the eyes of a red fox pup also tells you something about their age. For the first eight weeks of its life, a red fox has blue eyes. Around the age of two months, its eyes turn brown.  All you have to do to utilize this knowledge is get within a few feet of a pup!

3 responses

  1. Susan in NH

    Such sweet little faces, it’s amazing how quickly they’ve changrd!

    May 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  2. Susan in NH

    “changed” : )

    May 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  3. Interesting!

    May 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm

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