Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) Polar12©JMC_116AWBC.Add to Lightbox Download
A nimble, white phase Arctic Fox licks camp kitchen water while avoiding being stepped on by a nearby Polar Bear. Arctic foxes (Vulpes Lagopus) are adapted to the harsh, freezing temperatures of the Arctic region they make their home. They typically den in eskers, or ridges of sedimentary rocks deposited by bygone glaciers. They make dens that face southward towards the sun. Arctic Fox eat lemmings, voles, other rodents, hares, birds, eggs, fish, and carrion. They scavenge on carcasses left by larger predators such as polar bears and wolves, berries and seaweed. Arctic fox can smell a seal den a mile away and will eat infant ring seals or follow the bears and scavenge remains. The average head & body length of the male is 22" plus a 12" tail, the female being smaller, the size of a large domestic house cat.
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