Mount Rainier National Park - A Red Fox takes a break to bask in the afternoon sunlight before continuing the daily search for food. The red fox is usually recognized by its reddish coat, its white-tipped tail, and black stockings, although the species does have many color variations. The outside of the ears may be black-tipped, while the inside is usually white. The white tip on the tail will distinguish this fox from other species, regardless of its color phase. Red is the most common color, but the hair may be from light yellowish to deep auburn red.