Cape Cod_179FLC_Red Fox Plays with Vole Cape Cod©JanetMacCausland'14.tifAdd to Lightbox Download
This Red Fox kit is about 4 months old and playing with a dead vole. He tossed it around, catching it, then burying it and recovering it. Red Foxes prey largely on small rodents but will take an animal up to 7 1/2 pounds or so, or a weak animal. Foxes are nocturnal but Red Foxes are more Crepuscular, allowing for easier photography.
"Red foxes seem to dislike the taste of moles but will nonetheless catch them alive and present them to their kits as playthings.":41Macdonald, David (1987). Running with the Fox. Unwin Hyman, London. ISBN 9780044401995. (41)
Nowak, Ronald M. (1999). Walker's Mammals of the World. 2. JHU Press. p. 636. ISBN 978-0-8018-5789-8.
Burnie, D. & Wilson, D. E. (eds.), Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife. DK Adult (2005), ISBN 0789477645.
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FOX Red Fox (Vulpe vulpes) foxes class Mammalia mammal canine dog family family kits pups carnivorous order carnivora carnivore omnivore nocturnal crepuscular Red Fox (Vulpe fulva) 18-33” average grown height 6-24 pound average grown weight 4- 5 year life span resourceful cunning clever agile human-tolerant flexible solitary hunter smart opportunistic color-variant tipped tail © Janet MacCausland sand dunes Provincetown Massachusetts USA Province lands Cape Cod National Seashore P-town Fox'14 rodent vole food play learning practice burying tossing burry toss
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