The Catlike Canine
By J. David Henry
(Smithsonian Books, Paperback, 9781560986355, 174pp.)
Publication Date: June 17, 1996
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In this engaging introduction to the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), J. David Henry recounts his years of field research on this flame-colored predator. With its catlike whiskers, teeth, and paws, as well as vertical-slit pupils, the North American red fox not only resembles but often behaves like a feline, especially when hunting. Probing the reasons for these similarities, Henry reveals the behavior and ecology of a species that thrives from the edge of suburbia to the cold northern tundra.
J. DAVID HENRY is a biologist who spent six years studying red foxes in Canada.
“Grace and elegance mark the fox. In a way, both adjectives could be used for this book as well.”—Newsday