Black Fox-like animal

by Helen Cory
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Recently while driving near Gowganda in Northern Ontario, we saw what looked like a black Fox. It was not a Red Fox as its legs were way too short and it was a smaller animal.

I'm mystified as to what it could be, as all I can find out about foxes in Ontario is that the red fox has a variation of colours.

Could this be another animal? It had the long thick tail of a fox, but its nose seemed to be a bit shorter. The coat was a dark gray to black ... no hint of red on the chest as my internet search has suggested.

Anyone have any clues?

Cheers,

Helen

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Black fox sighting
by: Brandi

Late Tuesday at (Jan. 26, 2021) in Napanee Ontario I was taking my 7 month old English Mastiff puppy outside one last time before bedtime to go pee. Then all of a sudden this black fox runs right in front of us chasing a rabbit. My puppy went crazy wanting to chase after the fox. I had her on the leash thank god or she probably would have chased that fox down our road. As soon as she started to bark at it the fox stopped running after the rabbit and turned around and went back in the direction it came from.
I know it wasn’t a coyote since this animal had little legs, long body with a bushy tail. It was all black with no white tip on the end of its tail. Is it possible that some black or silver fox are all black? Has anyone else seen one like the one I seen? It was pretty neat. Growing up I’ve only ever seen a red fox.

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Black fox Etobicoke
by: JimJ

Lakeshore/Royal York, Jan.22. white tip tail. Slinky AF.

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Black Fox
by: Jeni-leigh

We have a fox in the treed park across the street from my house where I take my dog out between 4-7 am. For the last year there has been a red fox out there. 2 weeks ago it followed me and my dog (140lbs Mastador) home. And has been stalking my house on and off ever since. Having had this happen I know what my red fox looks like however this morning I happened to catch a glimpse of what appeared to be a fox but this was not my fox but a pure black shadowy looking fox. He crossed my path from one patch of trees to another. 2 minutes later I saw my red fox going into the same patch of trees from the other side of the park...
Do we have black foxes in southern Ontario, Kitchener to be exact???

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Saw a black fox today
by: Bern Grush

Saw a black fox today, Sunday, Sep 27 2020 on downtown U of T campus shortly after noon. Beautiful animal. Looked healthy.

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Black fox in Square One Area of Mississauga
by: Anonymous

This morning around 7 am, on my way to work, I spotted a black fox. He just ran across the street mere inches from my car. I knew it wasn’t a cat. I suspected it was a baby fox. I asked my husband and he said there was no such thing, so I decided to look it up for myself. Finding these comments let me know I am right.

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Black fox aka Silver Fox sighting Humber Bay Park W
by: Anonymous

Out tonight around 7:00pm, I saw a smaller sized black coloured fox with striking white tail. Was hunting a squirrel around the pedestrian boardwalk at Promenade Park. Watched him catch and eat his prey. Quite something!

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Black Fox
by: Anonymous

Saw one up close frolicking at Ontario Place Trillium Park at 10 pm.

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Black fox in Etobicoke
by: Anonymous

Beautiful creature, in front on our building, looking for chipmunks. Very black, with white at the end of the tail. Took a couple of pictures.

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Black and red 🦊 spotted
by: Milena

We saw a red and black fox playing in a parking lot about 5 meters from us. Around 9 pm near Humber Bay shores. So cool !

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Black fox
by: Chris

Spotted a black fox (just about hit it) on Culloden Line just south of the 401 (exit 216)

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Yikes
by: Anonymous

It would seem to me that what you saw was a Fisher
not a nice animal at all. Vicious.

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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

Our dog was barking on the deck. I saw a great looking black Fox and had the spotlight on it at 60 feet standing on a snowbank. Clearwater Bay, Ontario.

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Saw a black fox tonight Sarnia Casino
by: Patti

As I was leaving the Starlight Casino and turning on to Venetian Blvd. in Sarnia Ontario, January 29 @ 2am. I saw a black fox like creature running very fast across the grassy area to the north-east. It ran right across the road in front of me and the street lamp showed that it was indeed black! And was it fast! It raced across the road into the wooded area to the south-west of the road. I was confused at first because I didn't know if black foxes existed. When I arrived home I searched right away and found this site, so happy to read that they are real and I wasn't seeing things! It was pretty bizarre to see it in this area.

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Black Fox
by: Anojimnymous

First time seeing a black fox, south of Ottawa on Old Richmond Road, just north of Hunt Club Road.
This was at 8:15 am, December 24, 2019.

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Fergus by the Grand River Confederation Park
by: Anonymous

November 10 7:33 a.m.
We saw a black animal,bigger than a cat, with a beautiful fox-like tail. When he/she ran it was smoothly and not like a dog. Glad to see other comments, as we were stymied.

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Black Fox in Etobicoke
by: Backcountry

Saw a black fox around midnight in south Etobicoke near Mimico creek. He came right up to me, looked me in the eye and nonchalantly continued down the street. Magnificent animal!

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A black beauty lives in my neighbourhood
by: Meghan

I have seen a beautiful black fox in my Lakeview (Port Credit) neighbourhood. He/She ran by me earlier this evening within an arms length away whilst I was sitting on my front step. He/She seems very unbothered by humans, it’s such a beautiful animal to behold

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Black Fox
by: L & D

We spotted a black fox on Byngmount tonight in the Lakeview area of Mississauga. (Cawthra and Lakeshore). He/she was beautiful. Inquisitive of us.

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Spotted again at Lakefront Promenade
by: Emily Elliott

My husband and I spotted it Wednesday September 18th at 6pm crossing the road on Lakeshore Promenade near Lakeshore Road. So beautiful!

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Black Fox
by: Caroline

Today August 23 2019 while travelling the lakeshore through Port Credit we saw what looked like a fox but it was black with a white tip tail. Now researching black foxes in Ontario.

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Silver Fox
by: The silver fox

I was about to take my dog out for a quick walk before bed around 11:20 PM, when I noticed a black animal run across my parking lot. I immediately closed my back door as I assumed it was a raccoon and looked through my blinds and recognized that it was a silver fox. Although I had never seen one in person it appeared to be about the size of a small dog, black coloured fur and had a white tip on its furry tail. It was fairly shy and wandered off soon after I spotted it. This was Lakeshore road (near the promenade) - my back parking lot.

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Black (silver) Fox in Sudbury
by: Kerry-Ann and Trevor

Today we saw the black fox crossing the trans Canada highway by Long Lake south end Sudbury Ontario. It was a gorgeous animal. Very rare so I've read. Means good luck when a black fox crosses your path.

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Black Fox - Lakefront Promenade
by: Shelby

Spotted a black fox twice now at the lake front promenade in Mississauga. First was Monday evening around 6:45 and tonight Aug 1, around 9 pm. Sat and watched it sitting in the grass a few meters off the road leading into the lakefront promenade.

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Cross Fox sighting
by: Brian

I've seen it twice now in Lambton Shores just north of Forest, Ontario. Yesterday morning, July 30, 2019 was my second sighting in a couple of weeks. Smaller than the Red Fox that are more plentiful here. I can not find any information that tells me their southern range. Nice to see something different.

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Sudbury Black Fox
by: Scott

I saw the Sudbury Black fox yesterday crossing Country Side Road heading towards Long Lake Road. What a stunning animal. It seems to be living in the between Countryside - Algonquin and South Ridge mall. What a sighting !

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Silver Fox spotted in Port Credit area
by: Leslie

My Daughter and I saw a Silver Fox running across Lakeshore Road (Lakeview, Mississauga and border of Toronto) on Thursday morning, July 18th 2019. It took a bit of research to figure out what exactly we had seen. Red foxes are common in this area but I'd never seen a Silver Fox. Heck, I've never seen a Silver Fox before in my life and I grew up on a Conservation area where foxes were extremely common. Now I'm hoping that we spot it again sometimes soon while I have a camera or my phone available. It was so beautiful.

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Kirkland Lake Area.
by: Anonymous

We were on a logging road, late at night, just east of Kirkland Lake (Larder Lake) and in the distance we saw the reflection of eyes. As we got closer we saw an animal we could not identify easily, it had black fur, a long bushy tail with a white tip. It's head looked a different shape, and we got as close as 25 yards. The next day we were at a restaurant and they had a photograph of a Red Fox, and after some discussion we decided it was indeed, a black fox we saw.

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Black Fox in Sudbury
by: Susan Eibl

Canada Day 2019 at 9:30-ish... we just saw a Black Fox on Long Lake Road just past Walmart coming up
to the bypass. Small compared to the red fox.

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Black Fox
by: Anonymous

I saw the black fox this morning on my way to work by the Harley Dealership on LL Rd. Sudbury. I just did a google search and seen this.

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A few sightings in the South End of Sudbury
by: Anonymous

I've seen this black fox in the Algonquin neighbourhood of the South End in Sudbury 4 times over the Winter and Spring so far. It's beautiful. Twice it was in my backyard. We just stared at each other for a few moments before it took off.

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Black Fox
by: Anonymous

Black Fox sighting ... amazing, seen at hwy 17 east near Rutherglen, Ontario, 7 am June 7 2019.

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Black Fox Spotted in South end of Sudbury
by: Anonymous

Saw a black fox (from the comments apparently he is a frequent sight in the area) for the first time cross Long Lake Road between Countryside Drive and the SW Bypass. Was beautiful and looked to be in a very healthy condition, loping along to cross before traffic came by.

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Black Fox
by: Anonymous

I've just seen the Black Fox behind Southridge Mall tonight also, beauty of an animal :)

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Second report of black fox, first in Nov 2017
by: Anonymous

6:00 pm I just saw the black fox again in the South End of Sudbury, this time running across the ice on Still Lake in the Southridge Mall area. I first reported this fox on this site on Nov 20, 2017 so am pleased to see it's survived another winter. I believe its litter mate is the typical red presentation and have seen them together, too, as reported in the post below dated March 20, 2019.

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Black Fox
by: Anonymous

I also saw a black fox behind South Ridge Mall playing with road kill before it darted towards the rocks. Crazy!!

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Black fox in Sudbury
by: Anonymous

Yesterday, I was driving behind the Southridge Mall in Sudbury and spotted a black fox sun bathing on top of a big rock pile. There was also a red fox making it’s way over to it. Very amazing thing to see, as I have never seen a black fox before. They are beautiful animals!

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Small Black fox
by: Anonymous

I saw one yesterday morning, county road 9, south Napanee. It had just picked up some road kill. Was smaller than the Red Fox I saw last week but definitely canine. Disappeared in the bush as I approached.

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Black Fox - Sudbury Long Lake Rd
by: Anonymous

Saw a black fox tonight crossing Long Lake Road near Silver Lake after dark. It was clearly a fox but even in the dark and the light of our headlights, it was clear it was not red.

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We just saw one South of Ottawa
by: Anonymous

We just saw one too. It's a Silver Fox, which is a variation of the common Red Fox. We saw one twice last week. Solid black with a white tip on the tail. A very cool sighting.

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I saw one !!!!
by: Anonymous

I saw a black fox. Little fellow merely a pup, on Hwy 11 north by Huntsville.

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Black fox!
by: Anonymous

Wow!! While traveling on Hwy 41 from Griffith this morning, we believe we saw a Black Fox at the side of the road! At first we thought it was a black cat but once we got closer, we saw that it had large pointy ears and was a Fox! Very cool!

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Small black fox spotted
by: Anonymous

I just drove down hwy 41 at Bon Echo Park entrance area and saw a small black fox the size of a cat. Wow!

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July 4,2018
by: Anonymous

Saw a Black Fox today on Highway 41 near Head Road. Really neat!

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Black fox
by: Anonymous

Just took my mom hFox crossed the road just in front of us. I slowed down and it went into a field at the Southridge Mall. Very neat to see.

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Small Black Fox
by: Anonymous

Small black fox spotted in Nanticoke, June 27 2018.

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Sighting
by: Anonymous

Crossing Long Lake Road. Toward Pro Physio!

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Black Fox spotted in Moonglo
by: Anonymous

Black Fox spotted this evening in our backyard on Moonrock Avenue. This is the 2nd sighting this week.

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Black fox
by: Anonymous

June 1 a black fox crossed in front of me on highway 17 (bypass) and I believe by Hwy 69 on ramps. This one appeared to be a bit spotted with other colours. Didn't get a good look but my guess is that it has some red fox highlights throughout it's fur. Very beautiful. This happened around 9pm.

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Black Fox still in Cloyne
by: Anonymous

Spotted the black fox crossing Hwy 41 near Head Road today! We had never seen a black fox before!

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Black fox still in Sudbury South End
by: Anonymous

Just saw the black fox this morning while out walking the dogs on Moonrock Ave. We saw a Caramel coloured rabbit near there the other day so likely foxy is on the prowl.

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Black fox siting May 26
by: Anonymous

Saw the same beautiful black fox near Algonquin Road in Sudbury.

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Black fox
by: Anonymous

We were driving today on Hwy 41 very close to Bon Echo Park and we spotted a beautiful ( completely ) black fox. How exciting to see this!

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Little Black Fox
by: Evan Shields

I saw one yesterday evening when I was travelling on Hwy 41 as well. I had never seen one before and I've been travelling that road all my life.

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Black Fox in Cloyne
by: Anonymous

We saw what we expect was the same animal at the intersection of Head Road and 41. We had seen a red fox a few days before, but this little black one was a first

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Black Fox on Hwy 41
by: Anonymous

We just watched a beautiful black fox wandering on a hillside next to Hwy. 41 near Cloyne. It was completely glossy black. Possibly last year's kit. We turned back to watch it and get pics. Wonderful.

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Gray Black Fox in Addington Highlands Ontario
by: Skootamatta Bill

Red Foxes are common in our neck of the woods, in fact we saw one jogging down the road the day before. However, I surprised a Gray/Black fox while walking through the bush near my cottage. It galloped away like the proverbial bat out of hell. The fox was dark gray all over with no evidence of a white tip on the tail. I've never seen one this color phase before. Beautiful.

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Black / Silver Fox in South end again
by: Anonymous

Saw the same one on 2 days crossing by Countryside Arena in Sudbury.

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Black Fox in Sudbury
by: Sfrappier

I saw the black fox in Sudbury too by Jim's Alignment on Algonquin, just a few days ago. Too bad we didn't have a dash cam either.

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Black Fox
by: Anonymous

I was driving west bound on the 401 in Ajax and saw a black fox running across a plowed field.

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Black Fox
by: Anonymous

Just saw a black fox this morning run across my acreage just east of Port Perry. What a beauty! Maybe the same one spotted in Ajax a few weeks ago?

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Black Fox in Ajax
by: Dom

We just saw one chasing a small deer in Aja, Ontario. It's the first time we've ever seen one.

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Seen again in Sudbury
by: Anonymous

I saw the Black Fox today in my neighbour's yard in the South end of Sudbury, Ontario. Quite a sight.

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Black Fox sighting in Sudbury
by: MacD

My wife and I were driving home the other night in the South End of Sudbury and a Black Fox ran in front of the vehicle. I was surprised to see it but after a internet search we realized there have been other sighting in the Sudbury area. This may be the first sighting recorded in the city proper.
We have seen many Red Foxes in the area so I guess the Black Fox would share the same habitat, they are just not as plentiful. Wish I would have had a dash-cam...

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Black Fox sighting
by: Anonymous

Kenora, Ontario sighting on October 27, 2017. Never seen one before. Wow. Quite the sight.

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Black seen in Trenton Area
by: Anonymous

Walking the trail at The Big boulder in Glen Miller this morning, a black fox crossed the trail about 30 ft in front of me. Tried to take a picture but he was gone.

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Black Fox sighting in Hamilton, Ontario
by: Anonymous

I often sit up late looking out my ground floor window watching for Racoons, Skunks, opossums etc but tonight I saw an animal I have never in my life seen before. Slender but longish body, black bushy tail with a distinct white tip on the end. It carefully walked up the steps onto my pool deck and up and over the closed gate as if he had done this many times. I presume this area is a stop for a drink area on his nightly travels. Needless to say, as soon as he finished he was on his way up and over my back fence. I will look for him again each night and try to get video or a photo should he show up again. I am still in awe!. Could this have been a black fox? Even though it is in a city, this area has lots of parks with old trees and many large yards with gardens which attract all sorts of wild life. but would a fox venture into this area? Although I cannot imagine what else it could possibly have been.

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This Morning
by: Anonymous

In the Town of Fort Erie, along the Niagara River, this Black Fox was observed as he appeared to have been sitting along the edge of the property, near the river. He did take off as soon as I exited the house. Beautiful observation.

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Black Fox sighting - Sudbury Ont.
by: Anonymous

While walking through my property at the cottage in Sudbury (Lake Penache) I spotted a beautiful grey-black fox drinking from a natural spring at the back of my property. I spooked it and it ran away through the dense trees ..... I thought to myself "what was that" --- small animal with a thick bushy tail similar to fox; however, I have not heard of a black/grey fox. A couple internet searches have confirmed that I saw a black fox.

Quite an amazing sight!

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Was this a black fox?
by: Anonymmonicaous

I was hiking on a trail near Arkona, Ontario, yesterday, and spotted something black and furry darting away. From the corner of my eye, I thought it was a squirrel, but it was much too large for a squirrel, and, this had pointed ears and a distinctly white tipped tail. After looking online, I'm quite certain it was a black fox. Is this rare for this area? (I too, had no idea they even existed).

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Black coloured fox (silver fox)
by: CJ

Just spotted a black coloured fox with white on it's face and end of tail, it was 5 km SE of Upsala, Ontario. It ran across the Trans Canada Highway right in front of us. On further research, we now know that it is referred to as a silver fox due to the silver tips of it's hair.

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Black Fox seen in Greenwood, NS
by: Anonymous

Leaving work, off to my left, I saw a beautiful black Fox. First time I've ever seen one.

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Black
by: M. Williams

We routinely see a healthy black Fox around this area. Since fall 2015 a black Fox (part of red fox family) has walked down our driveway, sat on side of road at dusk, and run across the ice in front of our cottage on southern Georgian Bay. I have good photos if anyone is interested.

We would love to see your pictures! Please go to our "Area Animals" section and scroll down to the part that says Enter Your Title, and go from there! Tell us what you saw, when you saw it, and what the animal was doing at the time.

Thank you!


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Black Fox Sighting in Winnipeg
by: Anonymous

On October 17, 2016, a black fox appeared near me. It had a bushy tail with white tips. It stared at me for a few seconds then disappeared into the brush. No time to get a photo. Not having heard of a black fox, I tried researching on internet but not a lot of information was available. I live in South St Vital, and reading of the post of Anonymous (also from South St Vital) dated April 18, 2016, thought perhaps the black fox I saw was the black kit she saw but all grown up! It was an exciting experience to encounter a black fox!

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Black Fox sighting in Martock, Hants Co. NS
by: Anonymous

About 3:00 pm, yesterday, Nov. 3, 2016, two friends and myself saw a black fox for the first time in Martock, N.S. Crossing the dykes near the Avon River. Beautiful animal. The fox looked healthy and could hear us, and was more curious than afraid.

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Sighting on Beausoliel Island
by: Becky from spray rock

We saw a black Fox on the island across from our cottage which is directly across from the north end of Beausoliel Island on Georgian Bay. It looked like a black Fox (which I didn't realize even existed) so I googled "black fox" and came across all these other sightings which makes me know that I'm not crazy and they do exist ;)
Really neat to see!

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Right in Charlottetown
by: Anonymous

Tonight as I got home, I saw a black fox with a gorgeous whitee tipped tail venture right across my property on Upper Prince St. I watched it scamper down the street and cross over the street into a neighbors back yard.I didn't know black foxes existed before tonight.

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Black fox
by: Anonymous

Last night on August 13 2016 around supper my family was here and lots of witness, we noticed a black fox pass by on my property. Unfortunately there was no time to get a picture. He was definitely black and a long bushy tail. Looking to see if anyone else seen it in Downs Rd and Wooler area?

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Black fox-like animal
by: Anonymous

There seems to be a black fox-like animal living in my yard. Only had 2 sightings. I haven't seen the face but the rear end has a pure black fox like tail. Larger than a cat. It is about the size of a fox. Could it be?

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Black Fox
by: Ted

I was driving to my daughters in Midland and spotted a Black Fox walking down the road near Georgian Bay and then left the road and went into the bush. I guess the timing was right 8 pm it was all black with a white tip tail. When living in the Yukon I would see Red Foxes often when walking to work.

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Black Fox on Hwy 71, North Western Ontario
by: Anonymous

I not only saw, but pulled over to the side of Hwy. 71 (in the Kenora, Ontario District) in the early evening of July 18, 2016, in the middle of 'nowhere' (in the Boreal Forest area) and took a picture of a BLACK Fox, with a white tipped tail. I had just rounded a curve and sighted a red fox on the highway, seemingly playing with a black animal. Both darted off into the ditch together, so I pulled over, put the window down, shut the car off, watched and waited. Eventually, the red fox appeared on a rock, and sat looking at me. Never seeing it move, I was surprised to see the black fox, sitting as still as a petrified stone, on top of a higher rocky shelf, quietly watching me! Fortunately, I took a picture of the black one first, because suddenly, both foxes disappeared again! I've travelled this highway once or twice a week, for 50 years, and this was my first BLACK fox sighting. (Hmm..why, I wonder, would the Boreal Forest page call a black one, a 'silver' fox, when it clearly was a very dark, jet BLACK, with a white tipped tail?)

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Black Fox Winnipeg
by: Anonymous

Tonight as I strolled in south St Vital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, I happened to see a kit of baby fox, 4 red and one black. As I read this blog I see that that black fox are a rare find. Will not divulge whereabouts as I want them to have a chance to grow and fend for themselves.

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Black Fox on Vancouver Island
by: Anonymous

I've spotted a Black Fox in a wooded area near Chemainus, B.C. I saw it the first time about 2 weeks ago running across a trail and again this morning behind our home. There are lots of ducks and birds that nest in the undergrowth where we live and I wonder if this fox is raiding eggs.

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Wooler area
by: Barb

I'm so glad to read of the black fox sighting in the Wooler area. I live between Wooler and Stockdale and while walking our property late this afternoon, an animal ran in front of me into the wooded area. I only saw the body and large bushy tail. After reading the two sightings in the area, think this might be a black fox. Did notice a trail across the field, so will keep an eye open next time I go for a walk.

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Black Fox Cat-like animal
by: Zee

A couple of weeks ago I was driving near Vermillion Bay, and sitting on the side of the highway, was a black fox-like animal. All black with red patches. It had short ears and nose. Fox-like tail, no white tip. It was not shy, it just sat watching me pass by. I have not been able to quite find online what it was. And I would really like to know. After some research I can say it was not a Pine Marten, a Fisher or a Silver Fox.

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Black Fox
by: Pauline

Tonight, before dark, my husband and I saw a beautiful black Fox with white on the tip of it's bushy tail on the street in PEI.

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Sighting in Matachewan
by: Anonymous

My husband just saw this last week in Matachewan. We have photos. He was picking wild blueberries and noticed it and took a bunch of pictures. Also a graceful leap into the bush (caught on camera) with a white tipped tail. Fox? Something else??

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Saw same Black Fox
by: Live on Wooler Road

We have seen this same small black fox on 3 occasions now over the past few weeks in July 2015. We live on the Wooler Road at Colonial Drive. It is a very small black fox that seems to take the same route each time we see it. We tried to get a photo however it is only blurry. It has a small white tip on its tail. It travels from the forested area on the south side of our property, across our driveway, crosses Colonial at the same spot each time and can then be seen running with a red fox 4 driveways from our house. I called MNR on July 31 for curiosity but the maze of voice-mails may have prevented anyone from hearing of the sighting.

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Trenton Black Fox
by: Anonymous

I live off of Wooler Road near Trenton and have had the pleasure of watching the same black fox you saw playing with a brown one. We have seen him a few times. Glad to hear we aren't crazy!!!!

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Black cougar north of Warren
by: Anonymous

Yesterday while driving north of Warren Ontario, I saw what at first looked like a bear cub, but slimmer, and then I noticed that it had a long tail, very black animal...... looked a lot like a cougar to me...... my husband said that it is a bear, but bears don't have very long tails.

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Black Fox on Wooler Road
by: Anonymous

Our first sighting of a black fox was July 1st on our way to Canada Day celebrations in Trenton. While driving along Wooler road, he was running along the side of the road. We slowed down, he stopped and looked behind him allowing us a really good look at his pure black coat, foxy face and white tipped tail. Then, he scooted off into the bush. We feel it was an omen of "good luck", unlike the myth.

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HOW RARE?
by: Anonymous

At this moment We are sitting outside at HAGI'S WILDERNESS FAMIL RESORT IN SHEBANDOWAN NORTHERN ONTARIO. How are two Black fox pups? They are a wonderful sight to see!

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Markstay-Warren
by: Anonymous

Over the past couple of days, while walking my dog, I've seen a black fox-like animal who seems to watch us as we walk. I can't get close enough for a good look as it's shy - but it has followed at a safe distance

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2 black foxes in Toronto
by: Anonymous

Early this morning I saw two black foxes, they were smaller than any foxes I have seen in Ontario. Also their legs were much shorter. They were equal size. Are these really supposed to be a variation of red foxes? They look nothing like it.

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Pure Black Fox
by: Anonymous

I saw a black fox on the highway on Ridge Road in Falcon Lake, Manitoba. It was pure black with no white tipped tail.

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March 16th, 2015 Rossport, Ontario
by: Anonymous

We were very surprised to see a black fox-like creature sitting on a snow bank along Hwy 17 just outside Rossport, Ontario. We have been driving this highway over 15 years & have been in remote areas all along Lake Superior (Sault Ste. Marie- Thunder Bay) & have never encountered anything like this. It didn't seem shy at all, just sat there watching us.

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Black Fox Sighting
by: Bill from Tottenham

On March 5th 2015 While sledding in the bush south of Kirkland Lake and west of Hwy 11, I followed some fox tracks for a while and as I rounded a bend there was a magnificent black fox standing on the OFSC trail. He watched me approach momentarily and then made a graceful leap into the dense brush.

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Black Fox in Port McNicoll Ontario
by: Jamie

Last night about 9:30 I saw a black fox at Paradise Point. It was running in front of my car for quite a while so I had a very good look. Just like a red fox but all black with a white tip on its big bushy tail

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Black Fox in Oro Medonte
by: Anonymous

Early this morning I looked out our livingroom window to see a black fox casually walking in front of the window. It was about ten feet away from the house so I had a good view. Fox glanced my way and kept walking. Footprints in the snow were that of a fox. I reside in Oro-Medonte. My dog was beside me watching the fox walk past and didn't bark which made me think our dog has seen the fox before.

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Black Fox is a Red Fox
by: Anonymous

Saw a black fox in Charlottetown. Turns out it is indeed called a Red Fox. Same species, just a different color. Can also be found in silver and the more prevalent red color.

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Black Fox
by: Anonymous

We came to PEI on September 8, 2014 and saw a black Fox run right in front of us crossing the street right by the lobster on the wharf. We had just parked our car in a public parking lot and were walking towards the water when the black fox went slowly across the street and looked right at us.

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Black Fox
by: Anonymous

While on vacation, (August 27, 2014) we were driving through Charlottetown, PEI, when a black Fox with a white tipped tail crossed the street in front of our truck. Beautiful Fox and awesome to see.

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Black Fox?
by: Anonymous

Sighted in North Hastings County, Ontario - on a country road through rural forest. Although it was dusk, the car headlights distinctly showed this was not a Red Fox but much darker coloured one - didn't notice a white tail tip, though. Small in size.
We do have fishers in our area and I know for sure this wasn't one.

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Black Fox with white tip
by: Paul Flanagan

It was about about 0730 am and I was driving west past the sky resort Martock in Hantz county Nova Scotia, when I saw him/ her - the black fox with a white tip on it's tail then the fox ran into the woods by the road.

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Small black Fox with white tip on tail
by: mary alexander

March 25, 2014 I was driving from the Poley Mountain area to Sussex Corner, New Brunswick. It was around 6:30 pm. I saw what looked like a small black Fox with a long black tail with white at the end of it's tail. At least 15 years ago I saw a Fisher not far from this area.
The "Fox" appeared to look at me and started to run for a forest area.

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Two Black Foxes
by: nathalie

I was coming home last night, February 20 2014 and me and my husband saw a black fox with a white tall we did know what is was. I thought it was a skunk. It was on the road and when it saw us it took off so fast and then there was another one on the other side of the road. I have never seen a black fox before never mind one, we seen 2 of them . I saw them in Nakina, Ontario.

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Black fox
by: Denis Poitras

November 4/2013, saw a Black Fox cross in front of my parked truck in Verner, Ontario. It was about one and half times the size of a Red Fox

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Black Fox with white tail tip
by: Chandra

I live in the Thunder Bay area (central Canada) Last night running with my dog I saw in 3 separate areas of our walk about 2 kilometres very skinny black foxes with white tail tips. Lived here since I was born, and this was the first time ever seeing this type of fox. They were very skittish, (probably because my dog was with me). Love country living and seem to see something new every year!

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Black fox
by: Anonymous

Silver foxes are often black in color. I saw one coming home from work one night and was wishing I had a camera. I've been carrying my camera in my purse since but haven't seen the fox since

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Fisher
by: Anonymous

Dear Helen,

My friends had a similar experience just this morning. We are in Huntsville Ontario. They too commented that they had seen what looked like a black fox. After an examination of the google we think what they saw was likely a Fisher.

Google images of Fisher



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Midhurst Black Fox
by: Mark R

Last night I was out scouting Turkeys in Midhurst, Ontario, preparing for opening day. At one of my hunt locations was a Black Fox. Its size was between a Red fox and a Coyote and had all the characters of the Red fox. It was not afraid, as it stood watching me in 20 second intervals. Hope to see him again during the Turkey hunt, maybe snap some pic's.

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Black Fox I Saw, It Was
by: Bert D

I just saw a black Fox today on my BBQ deck outside my patio door - licking away at my BBQ cleaning brush. It took off in the back yard where I got an extremely good look at it. I live within the city limits of Thunder Bay, on the outskirts. Aside from it being an apparent fox (no, definitely not a pine marten, as we re-introduced them in southern N.B. back in the early '80's - while I worked at Fundy N.P.). This specimen was certainly healthy, a plush bushy tail - details distinctive of the fox family, and darker than a pure-bred German Shepherd, with no discernible whitish marks.

Judging from comments on this site, it seems this color "phase" is in the summer time... This sighting was on April 16. If, in fact, it would be a red fox during a "color change", then would this not be peculiar as reported sightings occur at various seasons (unlike the hare's changing of color?).

I recall back in New Brunswick the theory of purported sightings of black panthers being synonymous to albinism, albeit a different mutation thereof, of the illusive eastern panther.
I think we do have Black Fox in Northern Ontario.
From a past naturalist.

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Black Fox?
by: m reneau

We live in Iroquois Falls, Ontario. My son has encounters with, what we think is, a Black Fox. They seem to be friendly, he said. I myself have not seen one yet, but it is very interesting.

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Black Fox
by: DLP

My husband just sent me a picture from Northern Ontario of a black Fox with a white tip on his tail.

Looks just like a Red Fox only black.

According to "answers.com" it is a Red Fox during colour change.

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Black Fox in Northern Ontario
by: Anonymous

We were camping in Northern Ontario just off 560
west of 144. A black Fox came in to camp every night looking for food. It would eat out of your hand. It was black with some white on it's back and head, a long nose. We got a very nice picture of it. I can't find one on the net. A red one also came around.

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Black / brown fox-like animal USA
by: Anonymous

I saw an animal between Cranberry Lake & Tupper Lake, NY (USA) over this past weekend. It was a mix of black and brown fur had the fox tail. the fur was patchy, didn't look as sleek as the fox fur, and the brown "bled" into the black.

The ears seemed the right size but the face wasn't as pointed as the fox nose. I have no idea what it was, it was sitting on the side of the road after dark.

I would love to know what it was.

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Northern Ontario Black Fox
by: Anonymous

I work on the north shore of Lake Superior for a gold mine on the Paint Lake Road (White River) and we see black foxes nearly every day here in the winter.

They tend to hang around the cookhouse and on occasion they get goodies.

In fact, I fed one this morning, a piece of ham.

They appear to be the same size as the Red Fox, slightly shorter legs, sharp pointed ears and a beautiful bushy tail ..... and quite friendly!


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Black Fox
by: Anonymous

While driving on a dirt road, North of Sudbury ON , Sunday September 25th 2011, at 11:30 am. we had a black Fox run in front of our car..for about 30 seconds..then went into the bush.

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Black fox-like animal
by: Anonymous

It could have been a Pine Martin as they are dark in colour and Fox size, they have shorter legs with a long tail.

They are part of the Weasel family though.

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Silver Fox
by: Anonymous

It sounds as if what you saw might have been a Silver Fox.

Silver Foxes range in colour from a pale pearly grey-white to almost black.

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