There was a brief discussion here Reynard Wandered Into My Yard on the possible differences in muzzle lengths of UK foxes and Alaskan foxes. Since y'all get lot's more UK foxes than I do and I probably get more Alaskan foxes than you do, I was wondering if you would mind taking a few measurements of the foxes you take.
The first and easiest would be the "snout length". This is measured from the front of the eye socket to the tip of the upper front teeth (incisors). Or if you're not going to skin your fox, you could just measure from the front of the eye to the tip of the nose. Just be sure to note that it isn't a "bone" measurement.
The second measurements would be the length of the upper front leg bone (humerus) and the upper rear leg bone (femur). These measurements are a little more time consuming to get, so they are secondary in importance, but would be nice if possible.
Need the gender of the animal too.
I'll do my best to get as many Alaskan fox measurements as I can.
Of course pictures of snouts would be great too. Now that I think of it, that would make an interesting gallery. Also, if you just toss a ruler in the image of the snout, I can get a pretty good measurement from that and you won't have to even bother. See here BioPar - Home
Now that I've got the 'wheels turning', if there is enough interest, I will set up a separate project here BioPar - Home
called "UK/Alaska Bergmann's Rule Experiment".
Could be fun.