The rotund ranger was breaking the snowy crust with his hiking boots. He was in a hunt to see a white fox spotted by another ranger, who recognized spoor and scat from the animal.
Scientific name: Vulpes lagopus
Luckily, these small foxes have some useful adaptations for living in the icy Arctic. Their thick fur coat keeps the fox’s body at a toasty 104°F. Their long, fluffy tails act like a blanket, keeping the fox warm when it wraps the tail around its body to sleep.