While birding the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning I came across a Red Fox. This is a kit from this spring and growing fast, getting closer to looking like an adult. It did some hunting in tall grass areas while I was present and it appeared it found some food. Cool to see a Red Fox out midday as I think they are seen less during the day, more very early morning and late evening, just my opinion.
Scientific name: Vulpes vulpes
Habitat: Forests, grasslands, mountains, savanna, agricultural lands and deserts. Red Foxes can also adapt to farms, suburban areas and sometimes cities.
Average life span in the wild: 2 to 4 years
Size: Head and body, 18-33.75 inches
Weight: 6.5 to 24 lbs
Diet: Fruit, vegetables, fish, frogs, rabbits, birds and rodents in the wild. If living in a human environment they may include in the diet garbage and pet food.
Range: Northern hemisphere from the arctic circle to Central American. They can also be found in Northern Africa and central Asia.