Foxes of the San Juan Islands


Rufus was a young fox that entertained us for a couple weeks during Orca Survey 2002. He liked to play with our old dog Mako, including to nip at Mako's tail after sneaking up on him from behind.
Rufus was very much aware that 17-year-old Mako wasn't very fast anymore. So he continuously romped around in front of Mako, daring him to a chase. We named Rufus after Mako's barking sound.

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