Red foxes live around the world in many habitats including forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. They also adapt well to human environments such as farms, suburban areas, and even large communities. The red fox’s resourcefulness has earned it a reputation for its intelligence and cunningness.
Red foxes are hunters who feed on rodents, rabbits, birds, and other small animals but their diet can be as flexible as to what habitat they are in. Foxes will also even eat fruit and vegetables, fish, frogs, and worms. If living among humans, foxes will dine on garbage and pet food.
Like a cat, the fox’s thick tail aids its balance, but it has other uses as well. A fox uses its tail as a warm cover in cold weather and as a signal to communicate with other foxes. In winter, foxes meet to mate. The female typically gives birth to a litter of 2 to 12 pups.
At birth, red foxes are actually brown or gray. A new red coat usually grows 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.
These are beautiful cunning creatures and I hope you will be able to spot one soon.