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Rare Red Fox Spotted Taking A Snowy Stroll In Yosemite Park

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One of Yosemite National Park's motion-activated cameras caught this awesome shot of an incredibly rare Sierra Nevada red fox on Wednesday.

The National Park released a an excited statement about the sighting, saying that this is the first time a Sierra Nevada red fox has been spotted in the park "in nearly 100 years."

"We are thrilled to hear about the sighting of the Sierra Nevada red fox, one of the most rare and elusive animals in the Sierra Nevada," said the park's superintendent Don Neubacher.

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According to the park's report, this sighting is incredibly important because of the scarcity of this fox, which likely has a population of fewer than 50 individuals.

Now that the fox has been seen, park biologists plan to search for hair and other clues about the population of Sierra Nevada foxes in Yosemite.

As for this little guy in the photo, he had no idea he would become an instant celebrity just by going out for a walk in the snow.