Snapshot Serengeti Talk

Jackal or bat-eared fox?

  • megankeating by megankeating

    Not sure if this is a #jackal or #bat-eared-fox
    To me, the tail and ears look more like a jackal, but the body looks more like a fox.


  • davidbygott by davidbygott moderator

    This is a Side-striped Jackal. Its white tail-tip is very distinctive.

    A bat-eared fox doesn't much look like most people's idea of a fox. Note big dark ears and dark end of tail:

    bat-eared fox