Report of the New Jersey State Museum

Report of the New Jersey State Museum

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...of the body. Inner side of legs, throat and middle of the breast white. Tail much coarser than that of the, red fox with no soft under fur. This is the common fox over the greater part of New Jersey. It is an inhabitant of the woods and wilder sections of the country, and avoids the vicinity of man's habitation. Consequently while partaking of pretty much the same bill of fare as the red fox it is less destructive to poultry. The gray fox will not run before the hounds as does the red fox, but seeks safety in concealment, and is soon run to ground. V'ulpws virginianus Abbott, Cook's Geo. of N. J., 1868, p. 753.--Beesley Geol. Cape May Co., 1857, p. 137. Urocyon cinereoargenteus Rhoads, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 1897, p. 31.--Rhoads, Mam. Pa. and N. J., 1903, p. 143. Family Cats. The wild allies of the domestic cat in eastern North America were three in number, the cougar, Felis couguar, Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis, and the wild cat, Lynx ruffus. The first was long since exterminated in New Jersey, as was also the second, if indeed it ever occurred south of the New York state line, but the last still occurs in wilder sections of the State in small numbers. Genus Lynx Kerr. Lynxes. Lynx ruff us (Guldenstaedt). Wild Cat, Bob Cat. Plate 58. Length, 38 inches. Legs rather long, ears tufted, tail very short (not over six inches). Color yellowish brown, tinged with rufous (much redder in summer), spotted with dark brown or black, narrow black lines on the head and a stripe down the back, chin and throat white, below, white spotted with black. Once abundant but now on the verge of extinction in New Jersey. At the time of publication of Mr. Rhoads' work on the Mammals of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1903, it was reported extinct except in the most...
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657754X
  • 9781236577542