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swift fox

n.
A small fox (Vulpes velox) of western US and Canadian prairies, having gray to buff or sometimes reddish fur with black at the tip of the tail.

[From the high speeds that it can attain when running.]

swift fox

n
(Animals) a small fox, Vulpes velox, of the plains of W North America. Also called: kit fox
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2002) evaluated six methods including catch-per-unit-effort, mark-recapture, scent-post surveys, spotlight counts, scat deposition rates, and an activity index and concluded that all methods, except spotlight counts, were reliable and consistent for detecting swift fox presence.
Left behind are his seven grandchildren, Jonathan Denham, Nikole King, Mathew King, Josh Sly Fox Sterczala, Jonathan Golden Fox Sterczala, Alex Swift Fox and his newest grandson, Little Fox; his great-grandson, Brayden David; two sisters, Ruth Star Bessette and her husband Mike, Lucyann Loving One Swenson and her husband Paul; his life-long soul mate, Rainelle Falling Rain Chaisson; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
There are numerous examples about how states have cooperated to develop effective partnerships among non-governmental organizations, state and federal agencies, industry, and private citizens to successfully preclude the need list species like the swift fox (Vulpes velox) and black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)--two excellent examples from the past.
Readers are also introduced to the North American Arctic fox, grey fox and swift fox.
In the literature, there are reports of predation of fox species by Golden Eagles, including Channel Island gray foxes (Urocyon littoralis) and the swift fox (Vulpes velox) of the Great Plains.
Prairie dogs also provide food for the swift fox, the coyote, weasels, snakes, badgers, hawks and golden eagles as well as crucial habitat for many other native plants and animals.
Their sire Swift Fox won Sheffield's pounds 1,000 Autumn Puppy Cup in 1990 and contested the 1991 Juvenile Championship, but did not attract a lot of business at stud.
Winks Award for Enhancing Public Understanding of National Parks for supporting conservation projects, leading efforts to reintroduce animals such as the swift fox to parts of the upper Midwest, and producing films such as Gods and Generals.
Included among the animals found to be associated with the prairie dog colonies are several proposed candidate species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), such as the Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus), the Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis), and the Swift Fox (Vulpes velox).
Burrowing owls, ferruginous hawks, golden eagles, mountain plovers, swift fox, and other species at risk can benefit from black-footed ferret recovery efforts.
The smallest wild canid on the continent and roughly the size of a house cat, the swift fox began to disappear from its former haunts in the latter half of the 20th century.