This young fox would sneak from the woods and look at my grandson and I. If
we moved the youngster would run for the brush. After about an hour it decided
we were not a threat and were not going to come down from the hill to bother
it. It almost seemed as if it wanted to show off for us. There were two of them
but the second one was very shy and eventually disappeared. Photos near
Anchorage in 1999. In order to load the photographs faster some quality
was lost during compression and conversion.
Fox farming was an important part of the history of the Kenai Peninsula.
Many of the people of Ninilchik farmed foxes to supplement their incomes.
Eventually the prices dropped so low the farming ended. In 1897 a
red fox pelt was worth $1.00 but Farming
probably started around 1910.Black, silver and grey fox were the most desirable
types. By the 1920's fox farming was at it's peak.
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