The fennec spends the heat of the day comfortably curled up in its burrow, with its nose tucked away under its big bushy tail.
And yet, correctly speaking, it was not a fox neither, but a fennec.
The above fennec was about ten inches long, the tail five inches and a quarter, near an inch of it on the tip, black.
The fennec is a creature of the desert, and lives in burrows which it scoops out in the sand.
fox-like animal of Africa, 1790, from Arabic fenek, fanak "a name vaguely applied to various fur-bearing animals" [OED].