Red Fox Cub

Red Fox Cub

The fox is a member of the dog family and is recognised by its orange-reddish fur, it has overtaken grey wolves as the most common canines in the wild.

It is mainly nocturnal but can be often seen during the day. They can be seen in various habitats from the wider countryside to gardens, and have been found breeding in holes under sheds.

Their eerie scream is usually made by the female vixen and is heard under darkness, they are known to have twenty eight different calls.

They are opportunist, usual prey being rabbits, amphibians and invertebrates.

Credit: Information and photo kindly supplied by Peter Dowse of Bollington, Cheshire.