Few are lucky enough to spot a white fox in the wild here in the Southern U.S., but it does happen! I had the privilege of seeing one of these rare beauties in Northeast Alabama in 2008. Contrary to popular belief, a white fox in the Southern U.S. is not necessarily an escaped pet or an introduced exotic species. They are members of the red fox species carrying genes for albinism, leucism, or extreme piebald mutation. Red foxes with these mutations do occur naturally in the wild.