View Full Version : Need help identifying this animal

06-21-2011, 15:09
Hi everyone,

This was taken by a friend the other day in a lightly-populated wooded mountain area in the Hudson Valley of New York. It was limping and apparently not that concerned with my friend's presence. What is it? My best guess is that it's a sick and/or hairless grey fox but that's a complete guess? The tail is especially strange.

06-21-2011, 15:43
looks like someone's mongrel dog but that tail...

06-21-2011, 15:47
Dog with mange. I think that type of mange is called sarcophogeal mange. It is fatal.

Northern Lights
06-21-2011, 16:39
That is the strangest looking tail. Weird

The Snowman
06-21-2011, 17:28
dog and it looks sick.

06-21-2011, 18:52
I saw something that looked simlar last summer, in the same area. I thought it was a grey fox with mange, but I could be wrong.

The Solemates
06-21-2011, 19:11
looks like the jackal to me

06-21-2011, 19:19
mite be a young coyote with mange

06-22-2011, 08:04
thanks everyone. at the very least, there seems to be a consensus on mange.

06-22-2011, 13:14
Too bad you didn't have a rifle.

06-22-2011, 13:25
My guess would be its a fox with mange.

06-23-2011, 11:30
I agree, it's a fox with mange