The Sampson’s Fox
– - Some people don’t believe in the existence of the Sampson’s Fox, which may be a gray or red fox with a coat mutation. He is reported to have a short coat, big ears, and a long skinny tail almost as long as his body. Sampson’s is a rare genetic disease or mutation affecting less than 1% of the fox population and inhibiting the growth of guard hairs, the beautiful fluffy coat that gives foxes such panache!
Sampson’s foxes have been reported in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Colorado, Alaska, and the Carolinas. It’s also possible that reported sightings may be of animals with mange, or even of someone’s escaped exotic African or Asian pet; such creatures at times have likely been reported as “chupacabras.”
And please, don’t make fun of mutant foxes, or refer to us as “bastard” foxes.- -That’s going entirely too far, and we have feelings, too…jeez!
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