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***Vulpine Anatomy (Tails)***

Figure 1: Long and Bushy (Fox)

Vulpine Tails

Figure 2: Long and Flexible (Mousette)

Figure 3: Long and Silky (Mink)

Figure 4: Short and Fluffy (Rabbit)

Figure 5: Short and Round (Panda)

Figure 6: Long and Narrow (Dalmatian)

Figure 7: "Crescent" (German Shepherd)

Figure 8: Very Short (Hedgehog)

Figure 9: Long and Powerful (Kangaroo)

Figure 10: Hairy (Mare)

Figure 11: Aquatic (Orca)

Almost every Vulpine has a tail (and in a handful of cases, multiple tails), tails come in various types and have various functions.  The following is a list of all the types of tails that Vulpines have, which species they are most common in, and what (if any) special functions they serve.
 
Long and Bushy (see figure 1)
Most common with: Foxes, Raccoons, and related cross-breeds
Special Functions: Vixens have their primary scent glands in their tails (multiple-tailed vixens have multiple scent glands...making them more appealing to males)

Long and Flexible (see figure 2)
Most common with: Mice
Special Functions: Because of the flexibility of the tail, a mouse can wrap their tail around almost anything.  Mousettes tend to have stronger and more agile tails than male mice do.
 
Long and Silky (see figure 3)
Most common with: Minks and Squirrels
Special Functions: Minks have very soft and smooth tails that can be trimmed to make warm and comfortable clothing.  However, most minks (particularly females) prefer to keep their fur on their tails.
 
Short and Fluffy (see figure 4)
Most common with: Deer and Rabbits
Special Functions: Does can use their tails as a "flag" to attract a male to mate with them
 
Short and Round (see figure 5)
Most common with: Pandas and Hamsters
Special Functions: None
 
Long and Narrow (see figure 6)
Most Common with: Most domestic dogs and Dingoes
Special Functions: Poodles have a small patch of fluffy tail fur (which matches their hair color) on the tip of their tail
 
Crescent (see figure 7)
Most common with: Wolves, Coyotes, Collies, German Shepherds, and Huskies
Special Functions: Females with these tails can easily curl them over their back if they choose to allow a male to mate with them, they can also provide extra warmth for the male.
 
Very Short (see figure 8)
Most common with: Hedgehogs
Special Functions: None (Hedgies have the shortest tails of all Vulpine species...except for the ones without tails).
 
Long and Powerful (see figure 9)
Most common with: Kangaroos and Kangavixens
Special Functions: These tails are very strong and can cause serious damage if swung hard enough.
 
Hairy (see figure 10)
Most common with: Horses and Doemares
Special Functions: None
 
Aquatic (see figure 11)
Most common with: Dolphins and Orcas
Special Functions: These tails give Dolphins and Orcas added speed and agility while swimming in water.  These tails are also very strong.
 
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NOTE 1: All of the pix from above are from various drawings that I have created in the past, most have been posted on one of my Yahoo groups, although a couple have not.  In any case, they were all done by me.
 
NOTE 2: I tried to keep the pix as close to the same size as possible...however, with a few pix this was impossible.  I apologize for any inconvenience.