I had an opportunity to photograph 3 Red Fox kits in Milwaukee County, that are growing up fast. They were not out of the den long but enough to capture a few cute moments. Bruce joined me for a couple shots of the kits, it was a fun shoot while it lasted. Images were taken on July 9, 2015.
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.