Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Red fox (vulpes vulpes) our second amazing mammal is the......
The Red fox is now in decline in the UK, and still heavily persecuted illegally and legally. These lovely animals need your help to protect them,
Foxes are killed every day across the country for weak reasons, like profit and myths.
The fox is an apex predator and will take any opportunity to get an easy lunch. It's up to the livestock owner to look after their own animals.
A healthy ecosystem needs apex predators to keep a good balance in the environment; the mass killing of these beautiful animals is not only morally wrong but is damaging the ecosystem.
Did, you know?
Foxes are great night-time predators because their eyes are specially adapted to night vision.
Their pupils are vertical, similar to a cat, helping them to see well at night
Foxes have whiskers on their legs as well as around their faces, which they use to help them find their way.
Red foxes’ forepaws have five toes, while their hind feet only have four!
Foxes are generally solitary animals; unlike wolves, they hunt on their own rather than in packs
Largely, red foxes are choose one mate to be with for their whole life.
Red foxes can run up to 31 mph, jump over 6 ft high fences, and they can even swim.
Foxes are starting to have cubs and they will be making their dens generally in the under growth, warm and away from people, but you may find a family making their home somewhere in your garden, like under your decking/shed.
If you love having foxes around then enjoy the privilege of fox watching a family. Should be worried please contact us or a local rescue for advice.