These foxes' distinctive red coat and black paws aren't uncommon—red foxes are the most widely distributed carnivore in the world, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. But despite this, they aren't common to spot in New York City. The red fox is nocturnal—a tough life in the city that never sleeps—and prefer to spend most of their time in the open, which is no easy feat with so many humans around. They can only be found in the most isolated places in the city. One of our editors spotted one in Tompkins Square Park, and a website claims that another was found in the New York Botanical Gardens. Laubenstein Ronald, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Wikimedia Commons
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