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Snoozing After Lunch.

By Tooma
A very cute Fennec Fox at Calderglen Country Park's small animals zoo, in East KIlbride, South Lanarkshire. I was shooting through glass and even with a polarising filter I was still picking up reflections; well they are not magic, but it did help. I'm thinking it has something of the look of greenery reflecting from a pool.

"The fennec fox is one of the smallest fox species in the world, and is native to the Sahara region of North Africa. They are most distinctive for their uniquely large ears, which allow them to dissipate their body heat in hot weather. These little foxes weigh just 3.5lb at most, and have thick, soft stroke-able coats and lithe, agile builds." Their tail is called a sweep, and can help them change direction when running at speed.

The Version is a close-up of its face. 😎

Tags: Fox Fennec fox Pets and captive animals East kilbride Calderglen Country Park small canid

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RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2020 6:23AM
A character from Zootropolis I believeSmile
Lovely
Rob
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
19 Nov 2020 9:12AM
Beautiful!

Arne Smile
viscostatic 14 49 9 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2020 9:50AM
I do a bit of that myself - snoozing after lunch. I'm not as pretty as this creature though.

Phil.
mac Plus
19 10 Scotland
19 Nov 2020 10:14AM
Interesting comment on its tail, Tom. Sounds like a rudder on a boat! Lovely details both in notes and image of this fox.
Ian
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
19 Nov 2020 11:14AM
Most likely winner of cute pic of the day Tom SmileSmile Two beautiful images of this fascinating fox Smile
Ian😎
19 Nov 2020 2:31PM
Beautiful images
19 Nov 2020 2:32PM
Having spent a good deal of time in the rainforest, `I find it amazing how animals has developed to accommodate their environment. Large ears to dissipate the heat - imagine that! I wonder how the human animal will change to accommodate climate change. Webbed feet maybe.
21 Nov 2020 1:37AM
What an amazing creature great shot under the circumstances Tom ...cannot get over those ears !
Cheers Walt
gconant Plus
9 31 1 United States
21 Nov 2020 2:51AM
A fantastic image Tom, of one of the cutest animals that I've ever seen !!
Thanks for introducing me to it.

Glenn

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