Hello everyone, Can anyone identify this animal? Although it is not me who has shot this specimen or those pictures, I have shot a couple of those animals few years ago, and spotted several others since whitout shooting them. The guy who took these pictures is not sure about the breed either... An important thing to note here is that the Location is Mount Lebanon (Between Syria and Israel) The animal has bodily features from the Fox; pointed mussel, grey-brown color, but it stands higher than a fox and shorter than a coyote. It’s most characteristic feature is that it has a really short tail, like 15 cm long! It is mostly a nocturnal animal. The sound it makes is close to the cries of the fox, but it is not a solitary animal like the fox, they travel mostly in packs of 3. I thought at first that it might be a hybrid of Fox and Dog, but I have read somewhere that Foxes and Dogs have different numbers of chromosomes and this makes it impossible for them to breed (?) while dogs can breed with wolves and coyotes. Would love to hear what you guys make of this... Thank you for your inputs.