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Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes

Description:

H- 15" L- 3' T- 14" Rusty orange above, whitish below, legs reddish above and black below. Narrow muzzle, ears pointed, black. Tail Bushy, white tipped. Diet- Rodents, rabbits, birds, insects, berries, and fruit. Has a strong scent. Vocal- Gives short yaps, long howls. Native and introduced English stock now intermixed. Breeding- 1-10 young, Mar.- Apr.

Habitat:

Den- Often woodchuck burrow on a rise, entrance enlarged to 3'. Brushy and open areas. Mainly nocturnal, year round.

Notes:

Source: Nat'l Audubon Society Field Guide to New England by Peter Alden and Brian Cassie

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Maine, USA

Spotted on Apr 18, 2013
Submitted on Apr 26, 2013

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