Red Fox

Red Fox

Red foxes are omnivorous, eating rodents, rabbits, insect, fruit, and even carrion, up to 1 kg. of food each day, sometimes storing in caches for later.

Red foxes are essentially omnivores, mostly eating rodents, eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus), insects, and fruit. They will also eat carrion.

Red foxes eat between 0.5 and 1 kilograms of food each day and store food. They are very good at relocating these caches.

Red foxes have a characteristic manner of hunting mice, standing motionless while listening and watching intently for the mouse before leaping high and forcibly bringing the forelimbs straight down to pin the rodent to the ground.


ImageSue Cro, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Sources | (Fox, 2007; MacDonald & Reynolds, 2005)

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