Winter Foxes

David Shepherd

shepherd winter foxes signed print

"Winter Foxes"
Signed Limited Edition of 850
Published 1991
Image Size 14" x 9"

Foxes are small to medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae.
They have a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail.
Twelve species belong to the monophyletic 'true foxes' group of genus Vulpes. Foxes live on every continent except Antarctica.
The most common and widespread species of fox is the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) with about 47 recognized subspecies.
The global distribution of foxes, together with their widespread reputation for cunning, has contributed to their prominence in popular culture and folklore in many societies around the world.
The hunting of foxes with packs of hounds, long an established pursuit in Europe, especially in the British Isles, was exported by European settlers to various parts of the New World.

Sir William Russell Flint.
David Shepherd