what is it with Brazil and creating hybrid races of animals? why does it always happen in that country?
>The first known hybrid between a dog and a fox was discovered in Brazil after being hit by a car
>The first known hybrid of a dog and a fox has been discovered in the wild after being hit by a car in Brazil.
>The animal, nicknamed dog-fox, was found after it was taken to a vet in 2021, and hospital staff could not determine what it was, the British newspaper The Telegraph reported.
>Scientists studied the animal's genes and revealed in a recently published study that the animal's mother was a pampas fox. Her father was a domestic dog of an unspecified breed.
>View a photo of the unique animal here.
>The dog-fox resembles both a dog and a fox and shares characteristics with both animals, scientists said.
>She refused food and preferred live rodents, barked like a dog but had a thick coat of hair similar to a fox, and was initially cautious of humans but would eventually warm to them, per The Telegraph.