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The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest of the true foxes, as well as being the most geographically spread member of the Carnivora, being distributed across the entire northern hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, Central America and Asia. Its range has increased alongside human expansion, having been introduced to Australia. Red foxes are social animals, whose groups are led by a mated pair which monopolises breeding. The species primarily feeds on small rodents, though it may also target leporids, game birds, reptiles, invertebrates and young ungulates. Fruit and vegetable matter is also eaten on occasion.
Spotted in a Mediterranean forest with Holm oaks and cork oaks. Parque Nacional de Monfragüe
Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/30 sec. f/5.6 ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.