Fox on Stilts?



No, it's not a fox at all, but a maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), the largest canid in South America. The maned wolf is actually neither a wolf nor a fox, but is a canid with its own genus. With those long legs, this dog can grow to be three feet tall! See more pictures at The Featured Creature. Link -via TYWKIWDBI

(Image credit: Wikipedia user Sarefo)

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It is called Aguara Guazú in South America, which means "fox of the water or marshes", because that's where it lives. It has long legs to be able to roam the marshes, and has a very bad smell.
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The Western Planes Zoo in Australia has a few of these. The enclusure sure did smell as Sir P-S' link described. It was very strong.
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awesome stuff, there are a couple of other things you should know about this canid, not least his wazz smells of...
http://www.eversostrange.com/2011/07/23/maned-wolf/
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