Swift Fox, Vulpes velox, Den Located Next to a Railroad Track in Northwestern Texas

Kerry L. Nicholson, Brady K. McGee, Warren B. Ballard

Abstract


Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) dens are typically found in areas were the vegetation is sparse, in loam soils, and with unobstructed views of the surrounding area. In 2002 a Swift Fox in northwest Texas was found in a unique den situated at the base of a hill with the entrance within 1 m of an active railroad track. Use of a den in such proximity to railroad tracks has never been previously reported.

Keywords


Swift Fox; Vulpes velox; den; Texas

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v119i4.213



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