A Sierra Nevada red fox is seen along the trail to Tumalo Mountain.
Tim Hiller, a wildlife biologist and founder of the Wildlife Ecology Institute, holds an 8-pound adult female Sierra Nevada red fox he captured May 2 near Mount Bachelor. Hiller is studying the rare subspecies of red fox.
A Sierra Nevada red fox is pictured in a high-elevation forest in Deschutes County. The fox is a rare subspecies of red fox found in the Oregon Cascades and in Northern California. (Sumitted photo)
An 8-pound adult female Sierra Nevada red fox is pictured in a cage trap set up near Mount Bachelor. Wildlife biologists are capturing and radio-collaring the red foxes to study their population. (Submitted photo)
An 8-pound adult female Sierra Nevada red fox is pictured near Mount Bachelor. The fox was captured and radio-collared May 2 as part of a study into the species' population. (Submitted photo)
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