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"This poor fella is on the verge of crossing over. Perhaps rabid... I stood about 2 feet from him. He has some strange growth right by his left ear. Death is so much simpler in the animal kingdom... when it is time, they just lay down and go. No funeral, no crying, no mourning, no incinerations, or tombstones, or burials. No debts to pay or paperwork. The world keeps on turning....." - Flickr
The fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its most distinctive feature is unusually large ears. The name “fennec” comes from the Arabic word for fox, and the species name zerda has a Greek origin that refers to its habitat.