Swift foxes (Vulpes velox
) in northern Colorado have demonstrated a similar pattern (Lebsock et al., 2012).
Although cooperative interactions between badgers and coyotes are the most frequently reported associations, interactions between the swift fox (Vulpes velox
) and the badger have also been described.
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.
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.
As it turns out, the swift fox (Vulpes velox
) has a number of traits that set it apart from its larger, more numerous and better-known relatives in the dog family, most notably the red fox and the coyote.
Two morphologically distinct assemblages of populations have been defined, kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis) to the west of the Rocky Mountains and swift foxes (Vulpes velox
) to the east (Nowak and Paradiso 1983; Thornton and Creel 1975; McGrew 1979; Dragoo et al.
Mark-recapture techniques have been used to determine the status of swift foxes (Vulpes velox
) in Colorado (Schauster et al., 2002; Finley et al., 2005; Martin et al., 2007) and elsewhere (Moehrenschlager et al., 2003; Olsen et al., 2003; Ausband and Foresman, 2007).
The micro-ecosystem created within a prairie dog colony is incredibly complex and diverse, allowing creatures like burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) and swift foxes (Vulpes velox
) to thrive.
Secondary predator avoidance strategies, such as tree climbing in grey foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) and year-round den use in swift (Vulpes velox
) and kit foxes, are important when spatial and temporal avoidance strategies are nonexistent (Wooding, 1984; White et al., 1994; Kitchen et al, 1999).
variabilis in swift foxes (Vulpes velox
) and Ubelaker et al., (2014a) also found M.
Despite pre-release erection of electric netting to exclude coyotes (Canis latrans) and other potential ferret predators from the 800-acre (1,280-ha) release area, it turned out that at least three swift foxes (Vulpes velox
) remained inside.
The states developed a rangewide conservation plan for the swift fox (Vulpes velox
) after it became a listing candidate in 1994.