Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes

The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a beautiful and misunderstood animal. It has earned a reputation of being a bold predator that hunts on domestic animals and livestock while it actually is quite shy. Some people might be surprised to learn that red foxes are nocturnal animals, meaning that they sleep during the day and hunt at night. This, however, does not mean that you won’t see a red fox during the day.

Characteristics

Red foxes are part of the Canidae family, which is the same family that dogs, coyotes and wolves belong to. They have pointed faces and pointed ears, long lithe bodies, and a long bushy tail. They also have long fur, which helps them keep warm…

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