Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wildlife in T-town: The Return of the Red Fox

The red fox is back—and living in Tulsa.

The Tulsa World published a report Monday on the return of the red fox, once rare in Oklahoma. Reporter Jarrel Wade says that the fox has returned and some of them live in the middle of T-town.

We can testify to the fox's return. We've seen them more than once crossing the River Parks trail near downtown Tulsa. We've also seen them in Brookside.

According to the World, foxes aren't especially dangerous to people, though they aren't pets and should not be touched. Foxes feed off of rodents such as mice, rats, and rabbits.

If you're out early or late in mid-town Tulsa, look for red foxes and their distinctive bushy tails. They're pretty amazing just to watch.

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