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Common Name: Red Fox




Scientific Name:
Vulpes vulpes  

Open woodlands with brushy areas and a dependable water supply.

Mainly carnivorous - mice, shrews, moles, young rabbits, birds,
young deer, sheep, pigs, beetles, grasshoppers, and fruit in season.

Interesting Facts:
The den of the red fox is frequently a converted woodchuck burrow that takes advantage of the
multiple exits created by the original inhabitant. Red foxes will dig their own dens or make use of
hollow logs as well.

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