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Vulpes vulpes


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.

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arlanda 10 years ago

Thanks James

CoastalJHawk 10 years ago

Great spotting. Fantastic fox. He's got a thousand-yard stare.

arlanda 10 years ago

Thanks Nopayahnah

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Nice spotting!

arlanda 10 years ago

You must be right Karen, I believe you!

KarenL 10 years ago

Arlanda, you might change your mind if you saw what their "calling cards" look (& smell!) like after they have feasted on windfall plums! :)

arlanda 10 years ago

Thanks Karen, I would not mind clearing up their "calling cards".

KarenL 10 years ago

Very nice! I used to enjoy watching the red foxes in my English garden - though clearing up their "calling cards" was not so much fun!

arlanda 10 years ago

Thanks Alice

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Very Nice series!

arlanda 10 years ago

Added to "Red Fox Europe" mission

arlanda 10 years ago

Thanks sttweets

sttweets 10 years ago

Great spotting! Please consider adding it to the Red fox Europe mission:

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Serradilla, Extremadura, Spain

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 26, 2012

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