Saturday, February 19, 2011

What kind of animal is this?

Critter cam, my motion detection camera that I place in the woods to capture whatever walks by, photographed this picture at 10:41 pm at night in the Tennessee woods. 
It appears to have a long tail, white under belly and dark legs. It’s not a cat, but more K-9 looking. No doubt, it’s moving quickly and didn't stop for a sniff. 
The camera has been out for a while in this location, and the animals are always traveling the same way, down the hill. Why? I think I know. This is obviously a one way trail.  
Any way, I looked at approximately 100 pictures on the net to help me identify the critter, and I think I have a good idea. What wild animal do you think it is? Leave me a comment! Remember: "What's in your woods". Get out and find out.

7 comments:

Jay said...

Looks like a Gray Fox if I had to guess.

Larry Oldfield said...

Jay,
It could be a Gray Fox, however I was thinking it was a Red Fox because I sprayed the area with Red Fox urine. I am planning on putting the camera back out to see if it comes back.

Jay said...

Interested to see what it turns out to be... hopefully it will pose for the camera next time. I was thinking maybe Gray becuase the legs look a bit short... I think of Reds as kind of "leggy."
Keep us posted.

Larry Oldfield said...

I have Critter Cam back out and hopefully Mr. Fox will come back. I have it pointing up the trail with a nice dose of Fox urine around.

Tim @ Appalachia and Beyond said...

I was thinking fox or raccoon, but leaning more towards fox.

Larry Oldfield said...

I hope to find out when it comes back. I'm thinking Fox, too.

Rita said...

It looks like a red fox or a gray fox,but i am not sure because I've never seen one in the night,always in the daytime.