JACKSON, Wyo. — Along the roads, in the parks and throughout the wild, newborn wildlife is on full display in Jackson this spring.
Buckrail photographer Nick Sulzer recently captured a trio of affectionate young foxes in Grand Teton National Park.
Across the United States, red foxes are abundant. In fact, they are one of the most widely distributed canines on the planet.
According to the National Park Service, color phases other than red occur in foxes, sometimes even in the same litters. While the most common color is red, red fox can be black, silver or a cross between red and silver, known as “cross fox”. A prominent white-tipped tail is a distinguishing feature for all color phases.
Red foxes hunt by smell, sight, and sound. They have excellent eyesight, a keen sense of smell and acute hearing. Sometimes they wait patiently for the sound of a mouse moving along its path in grass or snow and then pounce; at other times, hearing movement underground, they dig quickly and locate the prey by its scent.