A Gray Fox with tattered ears.

Ken Bailey photographed a Gray Fox, noticing that its ears were very tattered. I do not know how this could happen and I've never seen it before. Perhaps you have a theory.

Gray Fox with tattered ears by Ken Bailey

Perhaps this is a very old fox and has been through a battle or two.

Thanks to Ken for allowing me to share his photo with you here. To see much more of Ken's photography, especially his underwater photography, here is his website: http://www.seadreams.org/

2 thoughts on “A Gray Fox with tattered ears.

  1. Rae Radtkey

    Hi Jeanne, when I was very young, maybe 5 or 6, my parents' 2nd home was on the ocean just above Elk. There were several ferrel cats around the cabins. All of the cats had tattered ears. I remember an Oldtimer telling us that the cats eat the abalone trimmings when the divers are cleaning their abalone and the cats get the milky substance on their ears from the abalone. This causes the ears to shrink up. So it had been 60 years and I haven't ever thought much about the cats but perhaps this has some validity and the fox ate some abalone and got the juice on its ears.
    Not my theory,just passing it along.

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