Perry Sumner, a biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, said it's likely a red fox with a rare genetic condition known as Sampson, an abnormality in which the animal lacks a layer of fur called guard hair.
It saddens me to know that man hunted these beautiful animals to extinction. Perhaps we'll find some alive, somewhere. Historical footage of the last Tasmanian Tiger known to be alive. It died in 1936 and none have been seen since.