While birding on the lakefront in Milwaukee Wisconsin I came across a couple of Red Foxes. They were out for a few minutes and gave some nice views. In a short time they had disappeared. Photographs were taken on July 17, 2014.
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.
Wow, Jim. Your recent opportunity of pictures has been very diverse. They are once again, awesome. Thanks for sharing. They are just like being there in person.
Really enjoyed these photos of the Red Fox, Jim!!! Haven’t seen any of these out here in our neck of the woods (Hay Springs, NE) due to the fact that so many are randomly shot, unfortunately.
So glad to be included in your blog posts…keep on taking the great pics!