Red Fox, Full Taxidermy Mount on Rock
This Full-Body Mount of a Red Fox, dubbed "Dandy Fox", is a fabulous celebration of the spirit of the fox. The entire rock formation is right at 36" long. The piece stands 32" from the very bottom to the top of Dandy's ear. Dandy measures 36" from eartip to tailtip. The taxidermist who mounted Dandy captured the wily look and the adventurous spirit.
This piece is best picked up or delivered locally, but shipping could be arranged. *Shipping would need to be custom quoted and paid separately.
The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest of the true foxes and one of the most widely distributed members of the order Carnivora, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia. It is listed as least concern by the IUCN. Its range has increased alongside human expansion, having been introduced to Australia, where it is considered harmful to native mammals and bird populations. Due to its presence in Australia, it is included on the list of the "world's 100 worst invasive species".
The red fox originated from smaller-sized ancestors from Eurasia during the Middle Villafranchian period, and colonised North America shortly after the Wisconsin glaciation. Among the true foxes, the red fox represents a more progressive form in the direction of carnivory. Apart from its large size, the red fox is distinguished from other fox species by its ability to adapt quickly to new environments. Despite its name, the species often produces individuals with other colourings, including leucistic and melanistic individuals. Forty-five subspecies are currently recognised, which are divided into two categories: the large northern foxes, and the small, basal southern foxes of Asia and North Africa.