Zorro (a Peruvian Fox)

Written for:  Blogging From A to Z – “Z”


More dog-like, the zorro,
also know as Peruvian fox,
makes its home in South
America, living in
Sechura Desert. The zorro
is covered in gray fur,
has long ears, and small
teeth to feed on dry plants
and insects. Sharp, curved
claws help these animals dig
for food, and construct
their dens. Their long,
bushy tails are called ‘sweeps’,
which help keep them warm.
Nocturnal animals, zorros
are intelligent. They confuse
predators by doubling back
over their tracks. Males
are called Reynards, and females
are known as vixens. Not much
is known of their social habits,
breeding, or longevity. And I hear
that’s the way they like it.

Blogging From A to Z April Challenge

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Zorro (a Peruvian Fox)

  1. msjadeli says:

    Looks like a coyote-fox hybrid. I wonder if they scratch Zs in the dust to mark their turf? Congrats on getting through A2Z. I’ve enjoyed your posts this month.


  2. Nan Mykel says:

    I hope it’s not hunted!


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