No Longer Near Extinction, Pint-Sized Catalina Foxes Face People Problems: Report

March 8, 2015 9:43 PM

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No Longer Near Extinction, Pint-Sized Catalina Foxes Face People Problems: Report

Tiny, pointy-eared foxes that live on an island off the Southern California coast are thriving again after being recovered from near extinction, but the species is running into new problems.

Researchers say Catalina Island foxes are making their way out of the wild interior and into the city of Avalon, where they are increasingly found trapped inside trash bins, hit by cars and stuck in uncovered water containers.

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