PS~ For our new members- you can guess only 1[one] letter before I answer- once I do, you can guess another. Thanks, Have a great day!
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LETTER A PLEASE
No A, Ana-
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Well then how about an E???
Could I please have a T ???
A, E, T
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I think next I'll try an N ! Fingers %#&!*%!
Weird!! I typed fingers %#&!*%!! What happened? Sorry I wasn't swearing!
Kay, I give up! page doesn't like X's!!
No N Kim
A, E, T, N
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GOOD MORNING, LETTER O PLEASE
A, E, T, N, O
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LETTER S PLEASE
2 words - right Nyack?
Sorry about the X's Kim - kind-of funny - why typing FINGERS?
OK - how about a R?
yes- 2 words Val
A, E, T, N, O, S, R, F
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CONGRATULATIONS, FULL MOON!
Stop Selling Fox Fur Headphones
Stop Issuing Permits for Fox and Coyote Penning
List Sierra Red Fox as Endangered
The Silver Fox is a melanistic form of red fox. Silver foxes display a great deal of pelt variation: some are completely black, save for the white tail tip, while others are bluish-grey, and others may have a cinereous colour on the sides. Historically, silver foxes were among the most valued furbearers, and their skins were frequently worn by nobles in Russia and other parts of Europe, as well as in China. Wild silver foxes do not reproduce exclusively with members of the same coat morph, and can be littermates with the common red variety, though captive populations bred for their fur are almost exclusively mated with members of the same colour.
The long outer hair extends on some parts two inches (5 cm) beyond the shorter underfur, particularly under the throat, behind the shoulders, on the sides and the tail. The hair of the underfur is brown at the base, then silver grey and tipped with black. The hair is soft, glossy and was once reputed to be finer than that of the pine marten. The uniformly blackish brown or chocolate coloured underfur, which is unusually long and dense, measures in some places two inches and is exceedingly fine. It surrounds the whole body even to the tail, where it is a little coarser and woollier. The fur is shortest on the forehead and limbs, and is finer on the underparts. When viewed individually, the hairs composing the belly fur exhibit a wavy appearance. There are scarcely any long hairs on the ears, which are thickly clothed with fur. The soles of the feet are so thickly clothed with woolly hair that no callous spots are visible. According to East-Siberian hunters, the footprints of silver foxes are larger than those of the red variety, not just due to their larger feet, but by their greater fluffiness. Silver foxes also tend to be more cautious than red foxes.
When bred with another member of the same colour morph, silver foxes will invariably produce silver coated offspring, particularly after the third generation. When mated to pure red foxes, the resulting cubs will be fiery red in colour, save for much blacker markings on the belly, neck and points. When one such fiery red fox is mixed with a silver one, the litter is almost always 50% silver and 50% red. Fiery red parents may occasionally produce a silver cub, the usual proportion being one in four. Occasionally, the colours of mixed foxes blend rather than segregate. The blended offspring of a silver and red fox is known as a cross fox.
In North America, silver foxes occur mostly in northwestern part of the continent. In the 19th century, silver foxes were sometimes taken in Labrador, the Magdalen Islands and rarely in the mountainous regions of Pennsylvania and the wilder portions of New York. They were occasionally spotted in Nova Scotia. According to Sir John Richardson, a greater number than 4-5 silver foxes were rarely taken in any one season in areas where they were present, though trappers would prioritise them above all other furbearers once they were discovered. Silver foxes comprise up to 8% of Canada's red fox population.
In the former Soviet Union, silver foxes occur mostly in forest zones and forest-tundra belts, particularly in middle and eastern Siberia and the Caucasus mountains. They are very rare in steppes and deserts.
According to the creation myth of the Achomawi people of California, the silver fox originated as a fog which formed at the creation of the earth, and subsequently became human. Travelling the water-covered earth in a canoe, the silver fox unintentionally created land masses by throwing the hair stuck to his comb into the sea.
Two silver foxes serve as supporters for the Coat of arms of Prince Edward Island. Traditionally, heraldic foxes symbolize sagacity, wit and wisdom. The silver foxes on the Coat of arms of Prince Edward Island further symbolize inspiration, ingenuity and perseverance, in light of Edward Island's refining of fur farming.
The silver fox is the totem of Pellissippi Lodge 230 of the Order of the Arrow.
Nyack - love how you do the petitions - signed - thanks for ALL you do - truly - trying to start an Etsy shop on line and am so busy. Have a great day!
Thanks Nyack. I had signed the petitions except for the red fox one. I signed (or attempted) it and for the first time ever it only brought up my name and email address (not all the information as usual). When I hit "sign" it took me to a weird page...not saying the usual bit. Is this something new....or a fluke?
I think it was a fluke- I started two new ones today and they were normal- I wasn't able to get to sign that one either- but I thought it was just me
Hi Val! That was fingers crossed! It didn't like the x for some reason! Odd!
Noted and already signed Nyack