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Critter of the Month


Critter of the Month -

NOVEMBER

Red Fox
Vulpes vulpes

The Red Fox is the largest of the 'true' foxes and one of the most widely distributed members of the order Carnivora. They are present across the entire Northern Hemisphere, Europe, and Asia including most of North America and Tennessee.

Red foxes have excellent hearing and can hear rodents digging miles underground. They have more than 20 different calls. A group of foxes is called a skulk or leach.

The bulk of a fox's diet is made up of meat protein. They are also fond of peanuts and fruit.

Foxes are NOT dangerous and do NOT attack humans. They are shy and wary canines. They are mostly noctural and spend a good portion of the day resting in their dens. They are solitary but have been known to form pairs or small family groups. During mating season they do pair off.

Red Foxes help to control populations of rodents and rabbits. They disperse seeds by eating fruit.

They live in diverse habitats including forests, grasslands, mountains, deserts and even neighborhoods. They adapt well to human environments and are resouceful. They are intelligent, cunning and beautiful.

In literature the fox is often a symbol of wisdom, endurance and fertility. In many cultures seeing a Red Fox is a symbol of good luck.



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