Photo of the Day: A Red Fox Makes a Break for It

At the speed of red.

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credit: Jaymi Heimbuch

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A red fox dashes across a mudflat at sunset in Katmai National Park. Foxes have well developed senses of sight, hearing and smell, and most people agree they're pretty darn smart. They're also confident critters. Where they're used to humans and human activity, they're quite bold in approaching people and getting into trouble (as anyone with a chicken coop knows). This one spent quite awhile outfoxing a gaggle of photographers, literally running circles around them and probably getting a good laugh out of watching them scramble to keep up.

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