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Mammal discovered by eva (#2667)

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Observed: May 29, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Posted on: June 22, 2014 @ 9:54 AM (diff: 24 days)
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While driving from St. Anthony to Cowhead three weeks ago, we saw an animal we could not identify dart across the road. We were at a section of road that had the ocean very close by on one side with a steep slope, and a forested area on the other, with a lot of trees that were bent by the wind. The animal was as big as a small fox with shorter legs and a slightly less poofy tail. It had a white coat and a distinctive, eerie face that was white and black. Are there fisher in Newfoundland? This looked very much like a fisher and was about that size.

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By Lessa on 6/23/2014 11:13:26 AM

Yes, there are fisher here. Do you think it might have been a cross-fox? This is a colour morph of the red fox that is quite common on the island. But same build as a fox.

By eva on 6/23/2014 11:40:56 AM

Wow, the face coloring in some photos of the cross-fox look very much like what I remember.  The legs did seem too short for it to be a fox, and the snout wasn't as long.  

It seems that fishers don't have white coats in the winter, so I'm really puzzled.  

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