Hoverfox docked for inspection, Over

We have clearance for inspecshe, Over

[Lifts giant ear up, searches for axis of snorgling]

Baby Fennec fox, originally uploaded by floridapfe.

Johanna S., I admire your ability to find this tiniest of schnozzles/floppiest of ears combo



  1. AliceTanzer says:

    Oh my god the ears o_o

  2. lurkingsmirk says:

    *grabs ears*
    *flaps up and down*

  3. fish eye no miko says:

    Awww… What a cutie! I wanna okay with his ears… ^_^

    “We have clearance, Clarance. What’s your vector, Victor?”

  4. lurkingsmirk says:

    Oh! And the paws, the fox looks like s/he’s all “Oh, you! You’re just too moische”

  5. Oh. My. God.

    I want to put his head in my mouth.

  6. No actual words. Just lots of high pitch noises of the “old my god, so cute, need to snorgle” variety.

  7. OpalescentAngel says:

    Everybody together now…
    ~*~ Do your ears hang low…do they wobble too and fro…can you tie them……….~*~

  8. These guys are the most adorable fox I’ve ever seen! Those ears! Gah!

    I just think it’s sad that they’re endangered because of the pet trade…

  9. Is it just me who sees a hint of Yoda in this pup? ;oP

  10. Awww, look at the little darling! That is so CUTE! He/she reminds me of Dumbo, only fuzzier and snugglier. =)

  11. Veeerrryyy impressive ear-to-head ratio, Mr. Fox! It’s like he’s got his own built in umbrella for when it’s rainy!

  12. A fennec! I was just thinking about fennecs earlier today. They’re so cute.

  13. Anji Capes – Dead on!!! I too see Yoda in this pup! (cub?)

  14. OMG! a gremlin! 😉

  15. helifoxter

  16. circuscake says:

    *boy are my ears tired*

    hee hee! i am now picturing him just coming in from cleveland, in a hotel lounge, under a spotlight, with a drummer in back for accompaniment.

    i love da Fennex!!!!!!

    super aeroplane ears

    love love love

  18. Further proof (as if we needed it) that Rule #17 is really about disproportionate ears. If your ears are way too small or way too large for your head, it’s cute. Otters & Fennec Foxes provide incontrovertible proof.

  19. OK, who’s making jokes about my ears. Remember, I can hear every word you say!

  20. frogger1995 says:

    I blame the damn republicans!

  21. You blame the damn Republicans… for Fennec fox ears??
    Fennec Fox *News*, maybe.

  22. He looks like a fortune cookie!

  23. you know – I was askeered that the CO was broken forever by the Whale Name Post!!!

    Roger, Roger on the take-off!

  24. OMG…OMG!!! I love Fennec Foxes! I love the ears!!!!!!!!!!! (Sorry about all the exclamation points.)

  25. Those ears could rule the world!!! No automatic pilot needed, either.

  26. OMg, what a great way to
    start the week.
    if i had been drinking coffee it would have come out my nosicle.

  27. Kim Monique says:

    Holy crap! That is just insanely, wrongly cute!

  28. Kidd&Troost says:

    OMG! I could fit my entire face in one ear for a snorgle!

  29. Ears like Dumbo! Fly away little foxy!

  30. Ah, I LOVE the fennec foxes! I just saw a documentary on the Discover Channel (I think…) which mentioned them, and it says that their ears are so big mainly because they live in the desert and they use those ears to cool off — they can’t afford to sweat much, with water so scarce, but what happens is their blood circulates through the many capillaries in those big ears and cools down a bit in the process, then recirculates back into the rest of the body and cools it down. Nifty, eh? Oh, and secondarily they’ve got GREAT hearing, lol, as one might imagine.

    And they are ADORABLE!!!!

  31. Awwwww, what a cutie! Love the ears.

  32. We’re going to end up with a Fennec section, aren’t we?

  33. Is it a female? And thus a Foxeh Ladeh?

  34. Catsquatch says:

    I SO NEED one of those!

  35. AY-


  36. I feel quite certain that we’ve seen this adorable little guy before. The Flickr picture says it’s from a Korean zoo…didn’t we have them before with dozens of little schoolchildren?

    He’s cute both times, of course!

  37. I knowed it! http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2007/07/foxes-say-in-fe.html

    Again, very much worth a repeat visit 🙂

  38. Momof2kitties says:

    A little bit of Yoda I do see, hmmmm?

  39. cute = (((size of ears)*(size of eyes))/((size of nose)*(size of mouth)))^(fluffiness)

    It’s all quite simple…

  40. Easy for you to say.

  41. One of the most redonkulous ear to head ratio ever! I shall nickname thee, Dumbo.

  42. Why am I suddenly flashing back to the old TV show “The Flying Nun?”

  43. Jaspian Nice Cute equation!

  44. Not to mention the fab whiskers!

  45. I do not envy her the day she sets him free 😦

  46. i don’ like dawgs but i lurvs de fennec fox — catsy doggie an those eeerrz!!!!

  47. i thought so too, maggie!

    you know you’re a CO addict when…

  48. berthaslave says:

    I wanna see this fox in the rain with two teenier foxes hiding underneath the ears for shelter.

    Golly, animals are amazing.

  49. I loved heem the first time I saw heem, and I love heem still! I could nibble those ears for-eva!!



  51. snoopysnake says:

    Yoda with a little prosh puppeh face! I lurrrrves cute little fennecs!

  52. Glad to see an update on at least one of those 3 or 4 cute Fennec foxes posted earlier this year.

    Blog, schmog. C.O. needs a traveling correspondent.

  53. I love Fennecs. I made a diorama of a Fennec in its natural habitat in 2nd grade. 🙂

  54. I would be a huge HUGE imposition on my life *sigh* but if the CO needs a traveling Qteologist. I will volunteer *sigh* to do it. *sigh* I mean… it will really, REALLY bother me to travel around, looking at, petting, snorgling, and huffing kittens, puppehs, foxes, beluga whales etc. *sigh*

  55. You have your own travel budget, Carrie?

  56. Nerfzilla says:

    I believe this is a Fennec Fox. Here is a link to more information about them:


  57. EEP! I love Fenec Foxes! That oneis to cute!

    Oh, I can’t take any more.

  59. RE

  60. awwww cutieeee

    i want one now !

  61. Pom Rania says:

    Aww, that is just the SWEETEST little thing; looks a little like a Pomeranian with ginormous ears!

    *nibbles on ears*

  62. tina ferderman says:

    OMG, you guys are all right about how cute he is, but im left wondering if those ears would get in the way

  63. I luff heem, but I think Meg should have saved heem for Janu-eary!

  64. Omygeee!!! Fennec foxes are my favorite animulls EVAR!!