Monster Fox

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Monster Fox

Post by Stu222 » 15 Jul 2022, 5:22 pm

Check out this Dog shot near Mount Eccles, Victoria 09/07/2022
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Re: Monster Fox

Post by bigpete » 15 Jul 2022, 5:41 pm

Not a bad size
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Post by animalpest » 16 Jul 2022, 11:39 am

Awesome fox
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Post by CT hillbilly » 03 Aug 2022, 6:18 pm

Mate, thats a cracker gotta be happy with that !!!!!!!!!
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Re: Monster Fox

Post by bladeracer » 03 Aug 2022, 6:50 pm

Stu222 wrote:Check out this Dog shot near Mount Eccles, Victoria 09/07/2022


I bet that had a voracious appetite for wildlife!
Do we know what it weighed?
Biggest I've taken was just under 7kg, but it had just had a nice big veal breakfast. Considering he wasn't a whole lot smaller in physical size than our dog, who weighed 17kg at the time, it brings home how much more slightly built foxes are than dogs.

I carry a 50kg digital luggage scale on me so I can note what things like this weigh, like a 46kg roo I had to finish off after a quarry truck cleaned it up - that was a beast to drag up the hill.
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Post by bigpete » 05 Aug 2022, 1:16 pm

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Probably the 2 biggest foxes I've shot. Long time ago,but the notes say the one in the summer coat went close to 10kg. No idea if that was confirmed but I do remember it was a big fox
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Post by bigrich » 06 Aug 2022, 5:38 am

Stu222 wrote:Check out this Dog shot near Mount Eccles, Victoria 09/07/2022


Looks like one I saw shot down near Tenterfield years ago. Shorter nose, bigger and beefier than a “traditional “ fox. They called them “dog foxes”. Hinting at some interbreeding or a seperate sub species. I’ll leave that up to debate on this forum. Either way I’ll still blast them if I can
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Post by bigpete » 06 Aug 2022, 8:35 am

bigrich wrote:
Stu222 wrote:Check out this Dog shot near Mount Eccles, Victoria 09/07/2022


Looks like one I saw shot down near Tenterfield years ago. Shorter nose, bigger and beefier than a “traditional “ fox. They called them “dog foxes”. Hinting at some interbreeding or a seperate sub species. I’ll leave that up to debate on this forum. Either way I’ll still blast them if I can


Dogs and foxes cannot interbreed
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Post by bigrich » 06 Aug 2022, 9:58 am

bigpete wrote:
bigrich wrote:
Stu222 wrote:Check out this Dog shot near Mount Eccles, Victoria 09/07/2022


Looks like one I saw shot down near Tenterfield years ago. Shorter nose, bigger and beefier than a “traditional “ fox. They called them “dog foxes”. Hinting at some interbreeding or a seperate sub species. I’ll leave that up to debate on this forum. Either way I’ll still blast them if I can


Dogs and foxes cannot interbreed


yeah , i know that makes sense. but there seems to be a difference in the traditional european "lean" fox and beefier bigger foxes with shorter noses . proof of darwin's theory of evolution ? feral cats seem to grow much bigger in the wild, i saw a monster of a feral cat out past warwick a month ago . it made a beeline for a buldozed pile of cleared timber so we couldn't get a shot off :thumbsup:
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Re: Monster Fox

Post by bigpete » 06 Aug 2022, 11:27 am

Just better feed and conditions.
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Post by animalpest » 06 Aug 2022, 6:12 pm

Yeah they are simply fed better over a longer period. Just like their coat varies in colour.

I had a farmer was convinced that because the foxes he had on his property had white tips on their tales, they had bred with dingoes.

Fongoes or Doxes.

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Post by bigrich » 06 Aug 2022, 6:26 pm

animalpest wrote:Yeah they are simply fed better over a longer period. Just like their coat varies in colour.

I had a farmer was convinced that because the foxes he had on his property had white tips on their tales, they had bred with dingoes.

Fongoes or Doxes.

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only in australia....... :lol: :thumbsup:
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Re: Monster Fox

Post by deye243 » 07 Aug 2022, 3:40 am

I know I can come across as a little bit blunt at x I'm still waiting to see the monster.
The amount of foxes I have shot in Gippsland this is just average size .
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