So here is a rarity, a Sampson Grey Fox. A Sampson fox is a recessive genetic mutation that is lacking guard hair. It is an unstable gene meaning that the sampson can molt into a normal fox and back into a sampson or half way in between. Which can give them the appearance of being a fox with a bad case of mange. This is only the second grey fox that I've seen with the mutation. Sadly the pelt started to slip while I was working with it (you can see some bare spots in the shoulder). I hope to cover the bare areas with some habitat, but it made working with this one really delicate work. I'm going to let it dry a little before doing any face/ear detail work to prevent further fur loss. I sprayed it with denatured alcohol, but I don't know if that trick works once it's already tanned. Not the most beautiful coat in the world, but I love oddities!!