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Take Two for May 24, 2013




Christie Boser removes the blindfold and prepares to release the Island Fox. Biologist Tim Coonan estimates that the foxes first came to Santa Cruz Island six to ten thousand years ago. He believes that the animals either rafted to the island by an El Niño storm, or native peoples brought them. Now there are six sub-species in the Channel Islands.
Christie Boser removes the blindfold and prepares to release the Island Fox. Biologist Tim Coonan estimates that the foxes first came to Santa Cruz Island six to ten thousand years ago. He believes that the animals either rafted to the island by an El Niño storm, or native peoples brought them. Now there are six sub-species in the Channel Islands.
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