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    Back yard critter. Can anyone identify?

    Looked out the kitchen window and there it was. Got it on video for maybe 5 minutes before it strolled off. Aynone know what it is?
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    Yikes, poor fox! Looks like he got his tail chopped off! Maybe bitten if he is young and small enough, coyotes will prey on them.

    http://georgiawildlife.com/node/1095

    Red foxes can have grizzled colors on their back: http://my.opera.com/Words/albums/sho...icture=5153028 http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/red-fox-cub-5458153.jpg
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    It does look like a fox, but young coyotes look similar.

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    I vote for fox. Maybe a bobtail mutation. I have a bobtailed cat. Maybe this can happen to foxes too.

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    From a UGA Wildlife Biologist I know>

    "It appears to be a red fox in summer fur without a tail. While the hair on its back is suspicious I still think it's a red fox. It is weird looking - like the front half is a fox and the back color / hair like a coyote with no tail."

    Not sure that helps :)

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    I know... it is a red coyote fox...
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    A bit more reading has revealed that red foxes will pair with fur farm foxes, which sometimes get sold off as pets, or released when the operation goes out of business. They have unusual fur colors and patterns and might be able to produce something similar to the critter in the first post.

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    There are two native fox in Ga. the red and grey and they will mix....Donny

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    That was my problem, front half said fox, back half said coyote, missing tail said it does not run as fast as ?? I think it has been eating my pepper plants. I have some cool video of him. He must have spent 5 minutes scratching. Needs a flea collar.
    I hope it comes back. But not if it goes after my little dogs.

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