Red foxes live around the world in several diverse environments including forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. They also adapt well to human environments such as farms, suburban areas, and even big neighborhoods. The red fox’s resourcefulness has earned it a legendary reputation for intelligence and cunning.
Red foxes are singular seekers who feed on rodents, rabbits, birds, and various other tiny game– but their diet can be as flexible as their home habitat. Foxes will consume vegetables and fruit, fish, frogs, and even worms. If living among humans, foxes will opportunistically dine on garbage and animal food.
Like a cat’s, the fox’s thick tail help its balance, however it has other uses as well. A fox utilizes its tail (or “brush”) as a warm cover in cold weather and as a signal flag to communicate with other foxes.
In winter, foxes meet to mate. The vixen ( lady) normally gives birth to a litter of 2 to 12 pups. At birth, red foxes are in fact brown or gray. A brand-new red coat usually expands in by the end of the first month, but some red foxes are golden, reddish-brown, silver, or even black. Both parents care for their young through the summer before they are able to strike out on their own in the fall.
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