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.
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/