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Park announces free program on foxes

Photo by Lisa Hupp/USFWS • A red fox sticks out its tongue while grooming.

From Staff Reports

Join Seasonal Interpretive Ranger Alex Roberts at the Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park campfire area on Thursday, July 21, for a free talk on foxes at 5 p.m. 

During the program, attendees will get an opportunity to touch some pelts. According to Roberts, this is a great program for kids to learn about a most interesting animals.

According to the Tennessee Watchable Wildlife website, Tennessee is home to red foxes and gray foxes.

According to the website, the red fox is a shy and wary canine, which is rarely seen during the day. Red foxes are found state-wide.

Gray foxes are slightly smaller than red foxes. This fox is also the only canine that can climb trees, which they frequently do. Like the red fox, the gray fox is found statewide. 

For more information, call Roberts at (276) 492-9724 or email him at [email protected]