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Critters of the Week

A wild critter we spotted in the RVA area and a critter up for adoption by the Richmond SPCA.



Common Name:  Red Fox
Scientific Name: Vulpes vulpes
Body Length: 18–35 in
Tail Length: 11.8–21.9 in
Weight: 6-30 pounds

Quick Facts (Courtesy of Maymont Fox Page)

  • Red foxes can come in a variety of colors including black and a light blonde color. They are still red foxes, though, it is just a variation in their coat color.
  • Foxes have a really strong smell that some may mistake for a skunk. This is one reason why they do not make great pets!
  • Foxes have over 28 different vocalizations and individuals have their own unique calls.
  • Red foxes can live up to 15 years in a zoological setting, their lifespan in the wild is substantially shorter at about three years.
  • They are very agile, being capable of jumping over 2-metre-high (6 ft 7 in) fences, and swim well.

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Lab Coat at Richmond SPCA

Age: 2 years, 10 months
Gender: Spayed Female
Color: Black / White
Size: M (dog size guide)
ID: 49736114

Hey pals! My name is Lab Coat and I am the bestest girl in the whole world. OK, that may be more of my opinion than actual fact, but I can back it up! I already know how to sit when asked, so I would say that’s a pretty good example!

Adopt Lab Coat at Richmond SPCA

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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