Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Interbred Fox in Hastings?

No, not this one (this is an image from google), but I've seen a fox with a completely pale grey torso, young and with fluffy face and legs, definitely very healthy. Now, it's probably just some genetic throwback regarding the colour of the animal, but it appears that foxes and dogs can interbreed, though rarely seen; if so, any offspring would not be able breed due to dogs and foxes having a different number of chromosomes.

I saw this one when I was walking down from the West Hill into Old London Road near midday, and hadn't mentioned it until someone else confirmed they had seen him/her, though it appeared to be male to me size-wise... Has anyone else seen similar, and/or have you any photographs you could share please?

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