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Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
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Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

General Information: Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) are small dogs with reddish-yellow fur, darker on the back and lighter on the belly. The bushy tail is tipped with white, the feet are black, and the back of the ears are black.

Taxonomy: Order: Carnivora; Family: Canidae.

Technical Description: Head and body to about 40 inches, tail to about 16 inches. Fur reddish yellow; tail bushy, tipped with white.

Preferred Habitat: Mixed forest and open country.

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Breeding: Litters of 4-9 are born in the spring and stay with their parents until fall.

Diet: Eats bugs, mice, and other small creatures.

Range: Red Foxes occur throughout most of North America excluding the central plains and southwestern deserts. Nearby, native populations live in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, but they are threatened by non-native Red Foxes imported from Europe for hunting and fur.

Where to Find:Don't look for Red Fox around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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