Red Fox Facts:
Prefer a mixture of forest and open country, frequently hunts the edges of these open habitats.
Average of 4-9 pups are born.
Learn to hunt at three months.
During breeding season (January and February) foxes can be heard barking at night announcing their presence.
Den in abandoned groundhog burrows, hollow log or rock crevice.
The mother and father both supply solid food to the pups until they are weaned.
Are susceptible to fleas, ticks, worms and red foxes are particularly at risk to sarcoptic mange.
Distemper and rabies strike fox populations.
Red foxes eat rabbits, rodents, reptiles, insects, berries and fruit.