- Mammals -
RANGE: Throughout U.S. and Canada.
STATUS: Not a protected species
HABITAT: Highest numbers occur in areas with croplands, or
meadows mixed with deciduous or coniferous parcels of land,
which supply hiding cover. The red fox is found from sea level
up to subalpine environments.
SPECIAL HABITAT REQUIREMENTS: The population size of the red fox
seems to be in close correlation with the vole, vole habitat
would be important as an indirect habitat requirement for the
red fox in terms of a food source, sloping hillsides with porous
soil for denning are important as well.
BREEDING: Litter of 4-9 born March-April.
FOOD: Hunts by stalking it's prey; voles, rabbits, various small
mammals, insects, berries and other fruits, are most often
REFERENCES: Burt 1952 Cstui et al