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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column sharing fox facts we learned from National Geographic to go along with the cute photo (pictured somewhere on this page) that Dillon resident John Carr sent in.For our first fun fact (pay attention there will be a quiz later) – foxes signal each other by making scent posts. In other words, they pee on trees or rocks to announce their presence.Number two. … Like a cat, a fox’s tail aids in balance. However, other purposes include being used as a blanket and communication.Third is that these omnivores have a rather short life span – only two to four years. Sad.And lastly, through our research, what we found most interesting was an article about a 45-year research project in Russia to domesticate them. Apparently, this group behaves much like dogs, wagging their tails at humans and taking cues.So, while we would never want to deprive a fox of its wild lifestyle, if there was ever one that let us know they preferred a cushy domestic life, we would accommodate. They are so totally adorable … how could we resist.***We out, naming the fox in our neighborhood.


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