Remember that oft-repeated story about the Soviet silver fox experiment?
Every time I mention it, I get a query about where you can get one.
When I first started writing about them, I found that they weren’t exporting them to the United States. They were offered for sale as pets, but there were fears that they would become a mass-produced fad pet– like African hybrid hedgehogs and pot bellied pigs.
Well, now there is a company that is offering them for sale in this country.
I won’t be getting one for two simple reasons.
1. They are a bit costly: $5,950.
2. I live in a state that refuses to offer any permits for pet red foxes. We have had a rabies outbreak in the southeastern part of the state, so the DNR no longer offers permits for pet red or gray foxes, raccoons, or skunks.
So if you want a pet fox in West Virginia, you better get a Pomeranian.
Just not the Pomeranian that this Chinese man purchased.