Fox seen around Truckee could be endangered species

Sierra Nevada Red Fox Tahoe Donner

A fox that has been spotted around Donner Lake, could be a Sierra Nevada red fox, an endangered species.

The lanky reddish-orange fox was first reported on October 31 and has been seen hanging around various spots along the north shore of the lake.

“If this does prove to be a native, endangered Sierra Nevada red fox, that would be very exciting to us, because we don’t have very many of those, and we don’t really know of a population in the Tahoe area at all,” said David Wright of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who added that there may be fewer than 50 Sierra Nevada red foxes in existence.

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