A fox is a small to medium sized, furry mammal that live in most environments in the world. They have a pointed muzzle and a bushy tail. Most also have large pointed ears on top of their head. They range in color depending on their habitat. There are 37 species of fox with 12 of those species being true foxes. The most common and widespread fox is the red fox. On average a Reynard (male fox) 5.9 kilograms (13 lb) and vixens (female foxes) weigh less, at around 5.2 kilograms (11.5 lb). Foxes tend to live in small families or are solitary.
What do Foxes eat?
Foxes are omnivores and eat a wide variety of plant and animal matter. Each fox has a slightly different diet depending on which habitat it is found in. They are opportunistic hunters and their diet changes depending on the season and the availability of food sources. They hunt live prey and are particularly fond of rodents, voles, rabbits and hares. They also eat eggs, small birds, frogs, lizards and carrion. Foxes will also eat insects such as grasshoppers and will dine on berries and fruit such as blackberries, strawberries, apples and plums. Foxes will also eat grass, fungi and grains. Arctic foxes eat fish and mollusks, whereas desert foxes will consume rabbits, lizards, snakes and even earthworms. Foxes will eat out of garbage bins and compost heaps if they live close to human settlements. They will also eat the pet food out of your pet’s bowls if given the opportunity.