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Dumb question...is this mange?

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Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby Thomas Dow » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:10 pm

Hello all. I am pretty new to predator hunting, as well as this site. I've shot two fox this year that had what I origionally thought was mange. I wasn't too sure though since I've only seen it on videos (like I said I'm a newbie)and usually it was on the body as well. The first didn't have as much of its tail gone, but had some spots on its legs.The second had nothing else wrong with its pelt except the three or four inches of its tail. Is this mange, did something get ahold of them, rubbing? Any info/ideas would be great.

Also, the site is great. I appreciate the fact that folks don't jump down people's thoats for asking a "newbie" question like on some other sites I used to go to.
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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby Tim Anderson » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:18 pm

Where are you located. Looks like the start of it or some type of fungas...


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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby bucksnbears » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:37 pm

my guess it is inddeed the start of mange. welcome and enjoy the site
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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby Thomas Dow » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:40 pm

thanks all for the input. I live near Minot, ND.


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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby Prairie Ghost » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:58 pm

Looks like mange with no other pictures or the actual animal to look at
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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby Thomas Dow » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:06 pm

This is a pic of body with pic of its tail. Probably still can't really tell though.
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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby Thomas Dow » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:10 pm

second series of body with tail.
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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby Tbush » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:32 pm

Welcome, Was this a male or a female, If a male it could be "breeders Tail" Dogs get simular looking tails,they bite and chew on thier tails and feet for god knows why, other wise ??? Where from minot did you shoot it N,S,E,West we havent seen much mange lately, but its always around :(
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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby Tim Anderson » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:33 pm

The coloration of the skin don't look right to be mange and you should also be seeing it on the legs .. Maybe another fox got ahold of its tail and did some damage..Anyway something odd going on there with that fox..


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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby Thomas Dow » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:48 pm

The one with the less tail gone had some thin spots on its legs. nothing crazy though. The other had nothing wrong except the tail. Both were females though. Yes definately something wierd. Thanks


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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby RandyRoede » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:02 pm

Early stage of mange.
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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby mitchkvernum » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:04 pm

Randy hows it goin 8)


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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby RandyRoede » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:43 am

Good Mitch, although we got some snow and it's going to make getting around a little difficult, not ND difficult, but will spend most of the week trying to find what equipment i can and what will still work etc. Pulling and resetting.

Bet your buried and wearin those snowshoes out, although it looks like the last one may have been east of you I think you had plenty before that.

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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby mitchkvernum » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:24 am

Ya the snow is wicked :shock: .. We are kind of targetting areas were we dont have to walk as far, and we know 5-10 coyotes are going to hear our calls every stand.. Not as many stands a day but definately quality ones..

Your trapping in this stuff!!? :shock: .. I need to come down and run with you for a few days, That would be fun.


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Re: Dumb question...is this mange?

Postby Thomas Dow » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:40 pm

Shot another mangy fox today.
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