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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Using information gathered from the Indians and fur traders, Clark draws a map of the unexplored country. A fox that had been sneaking into the fort to dine on discarded bones is caught in Private Bratton's trap.

From the journals...

Bratton caught a fox in a Steel trap where it had a hole through the pickets. it had freequently come through in to the Garrison after bones where we divided meat.

John Ordway

Red fox, Vulpes vulpes

Red fox and a small rodent in a snowy field

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