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March 18th, 2012

Timing is Everything

Posted By Kevin Schafer
San Joaquin Kit Fox...sort of
The San Joaquin Kit Fox is one of the rarest mammals in North America, having the great misfortune of being adapted to the dwindling habitat of California’s Central Valley. What was once a great arid grassland is now largely a world of farms and pastures; most of the native species (like this small fox) are … 
March 28th, 2011

Under the Sidewalk

Posted By Kevin Schafer
San Joaquin Kit Fox and pup, Bakersfield
I have been in Bakersfield, California this week, looking for endangered San Joaquin Kit Foxes.  Foxes in the city?  Yes, in one of the most unexpected of situations, these rare foxes are holding their own living in the middle of the city, in some cases better than they’re faring in the surrounding agricultural land. As …