Grand Teton National Park tries to understand crafty foxes
August 31, 2017
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — John Stephenson stood atop a boulder in a steep talus field high above Jenny Lake, turning a VHF tracking antenna from side to side.
To a layman the fuzzy beeps that bounced back sounded like a whole lot of nothing. To the Grand Teton National Park wildlife biologist, they told the tale of a red fox out of sight and on the move.
"It's not here," Stephenson said on an early August Friday. "They do move."
The female fox Stephenson was after, he suspected, had a litter, though the kits had not been verified. The wildlife biologist's fox hunt, enabled by a batch of very-h...