Today my tweets on twitter http://www.Twitter.com/R47R are brought to you be "The Fox" and I will be sharing about foxes all day.
A fox can take out a whole flock of chickens in a night and bite off their heads and leave their bodies although he will be back for the body later.
The female is called a vixon
A male a fox or dog
and babies are called pups or kits.
Foxes can be made friendly but remember they are always a wild animal.
If you catch a fox to relocate they will be scared and probably urinate on you, put a cloth over the cage to calm them down.
In the garden they say that a man urinating will deter them as they are territorial.. (whoever they are?) but heard this over and over so I thought it was worth noting.
A fox will only live about 2 years in a city because of car accidents.
They eat all kinds of things but do have a sweet tooth and like cake!
Foxes do not hibernate. Their thick fur helps them to stay warm their under fur is 1.5 inches thick - Their biggest problem is if it gets hot they can get heat stress. They aren't as cold as you think in the winter. Hardly any heat escapes so they are actually quite toasty in the winter.
They curl themselves up in a ball to make themselves smaller to stay warm.
Food helps them to stay warm - so they mark their territory daily to keep their food area secure and sometimes they are known as food scatterers as it appears they kill for fun.. but the idea is to save the food for later. They also dive into the snow and use their hearing to find food.. his ears can pick up the faintest scamper from beneath the snow the weird thing is he almost comes up empty handed unless he is facing north.. some scientist believe he is homing in on the earth's magnetic field for this for the north pole .. if that is so nearly 75% of time he will get food.. weird but scientist are still looking at this. Most carnivores are successful about 10% or 20% of time.
They eat such things as people food... they like people a lot!
A artic fox is twice as small as a red fox
Red fox are absent on Scottish islands.
Fox lives in dens under the ground. cubs are born blind and stay in the dens up to 2 months.
They mate from December to February and give out loud mating screams
They basically choose one mate. - They are mainly night creatures - They can also climb trees!
The fox will live about 10-15 years in captivity about 1/2 of that in the wild.
If you have to trap a fox here are the foods that you should put in ---> Fish, fresh or canned, honey or sugar covered vegetables, smoked fish, watermelon, sweet corn, cooked fatty meat, crisp bacon - always work with your local game warden for such matters.
Guess what Chickens usually eat at zoos? Baby chickens! - So you can see they love chicken!
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