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Pictures: "Rarest of the Rare" Species Named
nationalgeographic ^

Posted on 04/27/2010 12:02:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Island Gray Fox Photograph by George H.H. Huey, Corbis

With fewer than a thousand individuals left, the island gray fox (pictured) may not be able to outfox extinction, according to the new Wildlife Conservation Society report "Rarest of the Rare."

The island gray—the smallest fox in the United States—is found only on California's Channel Islands (see map). The tiny mammal has succumbed to predation from golden eagles as well as diseases from domestic dogs introduced to the islands, experts say.



TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: jpb; species

Sumatran Orangutan

Vaquita

Cuban Crocodile


1 posted on 04/27/2010 12:02:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 04/27/2010 12:03:57 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: JoeProBono

Survived because the little guy is smart as a Fox !!


3 posted on 04/27/2010 12:04:22 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: JoeProBono

Also becoming extinct.

4 posted on 04/27/2010 12:04:33 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: JoeProBono
Some of these need to become mascots.

The Island Gray Fox would make a good one, especially in Southern California.

5 posted on 04/27/2010 12:06:44 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: JoeProBono
Florida Bonneted Bat - "The species has declined to just about a hundred animals due to widespread loss of its preferred roosting sites in cliff crevices and tree cavities."

Cliffs? In Florida?

6 posted on 04/27/2010 12:07:20 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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7 posted on 04/27/2010 12:08:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Lurker

lol!


8 posted on 04/27/2010 12:17:01 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: JoeProBono

If they Domesticated those foxes they wouldn’t go extinct.


9 posted on 04/27/2010 12:17:54 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: JoeProBono

And if this fox becomes extinct the California economy may collapse. Or maybe the fox has nothing to do with it.


10 posted on 04/27/2010 12:17:55 PM PDT by FreePaul
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To: JoeProBono
George Carlin: Saving Endangered Species is Wrong!
11 posted on 04/27/2010 12:19:24 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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12 posted on 04/27/2010 12:19:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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The fox is cute. Better kill the rest of them before the watermelons steal that land as a “fox refuge”


13 posted on 04/27/2010 12:20:12 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: FreePaul

14 posted on 04/27/2010 12:20:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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15 posted on 04/27/2010 12:21:59 PM PDT by Scythian
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George Carlin on Saving the Planet
16 posted on 04/27/2010 12:22:24 PM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Chet 99; shibumi; Salamander

17 posted on 04/27/2010 12:23:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Talisker

beat me by 3 minutes! Like minds and all that.....Except mine is the long version ;o)


18 posted on 04/27/2010 12:24:00 PM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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19 posted on 04/27/2010 12:25:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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This Russian Spider Bear, rarely photographed, has killed 8 people in the last 36 hours in a small Russian village
20 posted on 04/27/2010 12:28:16 PM PDT by Scythian
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21 posted on 04/27/2010 12:30:11 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Common Hellcat ...
22 posted on 04/27/2010 12:30:54 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Non-Sequitur

In caves I guess.


23 posted on 04/27/2010 12:38:07 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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24 posted on 04/27/2010 12:39:53 PM PDT by Raul Raul
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25 posted on 04/27/2010 12:42:29 PM PDT by ROTB (Without a Christian revival, we are government slaves, or attacked from outside during armed revolt.)
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26 posted on 04/27/2010 12:44:37 PM PDT by ROTB (Without a Christian revival, we are government slaves, or attacked from outside during armed revolt.)
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27 posted on 04/27/2010 1:02:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Its a really bad photoshop job, you can see the box around it.


28 posted on 04/27/2010 1:20:43 PM PDT by Raymann
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He is kinda cute. I seen one once when sailed out to Santa Cruz Island.

notice how the population has greatly decreased since the federal government took the islands from the owners?

i still can not believe how the government killed the sheep and cattle that was on the Island. They created a line of people and covered the island shooting everything they seen letting their corpses rot in the sun.

29 posted on 04/27/2010 2:55:35 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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in the blow up it looks like a baby bear cub


30 posted on 04/27/2010 2:57:11 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: JoeProBono

I thought you had a pic of a “pro life Democrat”.


31 posted on 04/27/2010 2:58:10 PM PDT by csmusaret (If it sounds like Marx and acts like Stalin, it must be Obama!)
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32 posted on 04/27/2010 2:59:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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