Monday, January 29, 2018

Mammal Monday -- red fox

Red foxes, Vulpes vulpes, are non-native species in Virginia (where I live), and they are much more common than our native grey fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus.  The habits of the two species are very different, and grey foxes can even climb trees!  Here are the IUCN listings for red fox and grey fox.

But what really interested me this morning was a Discovery video about foxes catching prey under feet of snow.  I always heard about it, but the videos of the actual hunting are fascinating!

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