Blanford’s fox, description

Photos, description Afghan breed foxes, especially the life that eat

Photos, description Afghan breed foxes, especially the life that eat

Afghan breed representatives are small foxes. Average statistical animal has an increase from 25 cm to 35 cm, body length is about 45-55 cm, the length of the tail region – 35-45 cm, ear height averaged about 10 cm and a weight attain to the level of 2-3 kg. The colors of the coat in the winter parts of all brownish-gray shades, with a certain touch of winter, that applies to the entire upper area of ​​abundant fluffy tail.

Consider the exterior characteristics of the breed represented. Animals have many correspondences with cats, not only externally but also internally because the demeanor and character are very similar to Cat. Housing foxes small enough muzzle them trim, tail area long enough and abundantly pubescent, often attain to the level the tail length of the body, where it can be seen in dark colors The guard hairs. On his head neatly arranged massive lugs, which is why animals have excellent hearing, but in addition, at high temperatures, large ears to help cool the body. In sharp little attractive face is clearly shown in black stripe that extends from the eye to the top of the lip. On paws Mjaken’kaja pads that do not have the coat (all parts of the hairs in this area exist in order to protect the paws of foxes living in the desert hot areas). Sex differences between pets virtually none.

Wool cover in winter is soft and fluffy, is mainly with light-brown hairs, also, if you look closely, you can see the black underfur, so it seems that the main colors of brown and gray, with a characteristic black overflow that continues along the length of the entire tail. The area of ​​the abdomen and neck lighter, sometimes pure white. End tail are black or white. Among the withers are instances of the coat which is significantly different from the standard, their color varies from dark or light brown palettes. Massive ears covered with a small amount of hair, especially dark shades.

The greatest chance to meet representatives of the Afghan fox, is available in the eastern districts territories, starting with the Middle East and ending with Afghanistan. In addition, we present the area where the animals met the most: Egypt, Iran, Yemen, Turkmenistan, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. The largest of the withers are in the area of ​​eastern Iran, Afghanistan and the Indian subcontinent. To find chanterelles in other areas is almost impossible, because they immediately replaced by other local representatives.

For the first time we found instances of Afghan foxes in areas of desert steppes and mountain areas, who lived at about 2000 thousand meters. Basically they were in unpopulated areas of rugged mountains, canyons or cliffs. Zoologists admit that represented rock avoids the desert areas of the high temperatures, but, for unknown reasons, the foxes were found near the Dead Sea, which is located in Israel, and there, as you know, in the summers the temperature jumps pretty high. In addition, Afghan representatives found at agriculture, where farmers grew grapes, melons, and other fruits and vegetables. On the Israeli territories Foxes have the opportunity to receive water in sufficient quantities to obtain it directly from the food, so today foxes live in the Judean desert, which is characterized by very hot regions.

Afghan foxes are omnivorous, as can eating insects (even locusts) and miniature mammals, such as rodents. Compared to many other breeds fox, Blanford’s fox more herbivorous.

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