|Sailing out - just north of Avalon|
Once we got up on this summit we were met with an inquisitive Catalina island fox (Urocyon littoralis). This is a small, friendly fox that seems perhaps a bit too comfortable with humans. Each of the Channel Islands has their own sub-species of island fox. Each sub-species has adapted to a slightly different island niche and taken on its own characteristics. The Catalina fox has clearly evolved to show no fear of humans.
Catalina Island Fox
|sniffing around for lunch|
There is no 2 ways about it. They island foxes are pretty damn adorable.
|Catalina Island fox: handsome devils|
Goodbye island fox...until we meet again.