A neighbor on a local community message board is trying to locate the owner of this stray "dog" pictured below (Raleigh North Carolina area). She was reportedly a little timid at first but became super playful in a few seconds. The kids love her but their dog seemed to really dislike her, but later also became friends.
I say this is a wild red fox.
Neighbors are arguing that this is not a fox but some type of terrier or some other arcane breed I cannot recall.
Is there any plausible breed this could be, i.e. not a fox? Any suggestions?