10 Fascinating Facts About Foxes (With Photos)

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A new three-part TV programme described by Channel 4’s Sara Ramsden as “everything you ever wanted to know about foxes but were afraid to ask” begins Monday, 30 April 2012. But before you watch Foxes Live: Wild in the City, check out these 10 interesting facts (complete with cute photos) about foxes, wonderful creatures who deserve more respect:

  1. Foxes are members of the dog family. A female fox is called a “vixen”, a male fox is called a “dog fox” or a “tod” and baby foxes are called “pups”, “kits” or “cubs”. A group of foxes is called a “skulk” or a “leash”.

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  2. Foxes are the only type of dog capable of retracting their claws like cats do. Foxes also have vertical pupils that look more like those of cats than the rounded pupils that other dogs have.

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  3. There are many different types of foxes, and they are the most widespread species of wild dog in the world. Foxes live just about everywhere – in the countryside, cities, forests, mountains and grasslands. Arctic foxes live in cold climates far north, and fennec foxes live in the North African desert.


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  4. When fox pups are born, they are unable to see, hear or walk, and their mother must take good care of them. When the pups are young, their father hunts and brings food back for the family.


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  5. Sadly, some cruel people continue to hunt foxes and ridiculously call it a “sport”. In 2004, a law was enacted in England and Wales to ban hunting foxes with dogs, an activity in which hunters would ride on horses following a number of dogs who would pursue the exhausted fox before ripping the animal apart. However, hunters can still hunt and kill foxes by other means. Fox hunting with dogs is still legal in many other places, such as Ireland, North America and Australia.


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  6. Foxes eat just about anything, including berries, worms, spiders and small animals such as mice and birds. If they live in the city, they eat rubbish that people leave out. If they have extra food, they hide it in a small hole and eat it later when they are hungry.


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  7. Foxes have beautiful fur, and as a result, the heartless fur industry both breeds captive foxes and traps foxes in the wild. Eighty-five percent of the fur industry’s skins come from animals living in captivity on fur factory farms. At these farms, animals are kept in small cages and are unable to take more than a few steps back and forth. Because fur farmers care only about preserving the quality of the fur, they use slaughter methods such as anal electrocution that keep the fur intact but result in extreme suffering for the animals.


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  8. Grey foxes who live in North America are the only type of dogs who can climb trees!


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  9. A fox’s home is called a “den”. It can be a hole in the ground or elsewhere, such as under a garden shed. Hunters often try to scare foxes out of their dens by sending in dogs so that the hunter can then shoot the foxes. Sometimes the foxes remain in the den and are injured or killed by the dogs.


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  10. Foxes show great caring, adaptability and intelligence when raising their young. The Daily Mail reported in May 2009 that a baby fox cub was caught in a snare for two weeks before being rescued by the RSPCA. He was unable to escape and was badly injured. He survived only because his mother brought him food while he was trapped.


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You can help foxes! Take action to protect these beautiful animals in the following ways:

Comments

  • nishanth rao commented on April 26, 2012 at 9:53 am

    its a very good post,but how can we save them from the fur industry?

    • Lexi14 commented on April 26, 2013 at 3:41 am

      we protest

    • tye commented on November 25, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      i love pie :)

    • Emma commented on May 5, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      wow

  • Kay-Kay commented on April 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    That story about the baby fox being fed by it’s mother. Proves that foxes or any animals aren’t worth being killed into fur or sport. They beautiful intelligent creatures who deserve our respect :)

    • Helen commented on August 14, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Reen, i think that hunting foxes are extremely ignorant like brian said. Lets turn the tables. Would YOU like to be stripped for your skin? Would YOU like to be killed because of your numbers?

      • Keratin commented on June 22, 2015 at 2:27 pm

        Killing foxes for sport cannot be justified, but your reply just shows obsession. It’s ridiculous. A lion doesn’t ask a gazelle whether or not it would like to be killed, it just kills it. No animal wants to be killed, no matter the reason.

    • Brian commented on July 5, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Foxes are beautiful and do demand our respect and absolute protection against medieval hunters

  • Brien Comerford commented on April 27, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Ignorant people who know nothing about ecosystems or the importance of certain creatures demonize wondrous and integral beings including foxes, wolves, coyotes, bees, bats and sharks.

    • Anynome commented on June 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      Hey brein if you think your so smart and know SO MUCH about ecosystems think what would happen if there were no fox’s at all.What would happen in ecosystems then ? Over run by rabbits/Bunnys = we would have barley any vegetables = lot of country’s like Ireland ,Spain, Poland ,Lithuania and lots more are depending on VEGTBALS as their MAIN food source and what would happen then?!?! Those country’s, well most of them would starve! What else would happen ? FOXES EAT RATS AND MICE AND WHAT USE DO THEY HAVE?also foxes eat rubbish and waste, I mean we can’t let there be too many of them but we can’t let there be too little of them etheir so we have to somehow keep a medium amount of them,and we currently aren’t -_- !

  • Michel Belliard commented on April 29, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Those are beautiful animals let do whatever we can to protect them.

    • tye commented on November 25, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      yes we shoud:)

      • eric commented on June 20, 2015 at 5:12 pm

        yes

  • Reece commented on May 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I am undecided on hunting, and I don’t see the point in fur, but foxes do sometimes have to be controlled to protect other wildlife.

    Brian, it is not ignorant to control foxes. They are part of the ecosystem, but their numbers can rise beyond natural levels, at which point control becomes necessary to protect livestock and other wildlife, especially in places with rare or declining mammals or ground nesting birds.

    Small numbers of foxes only catch weak animals, but when numbers get too high, many perfectly healthy animals get caught and this can impact on wildlife populations.
    When fox numbers are fairly low, it is fine. When numbers get too high, they need controlling (as humanely as possible). If numbers get too high, it can be disastrous for other wildlife.
    We probably do need foxes, but we certainly don’t need loads of them.

    Those who want to protect foxes (from predator control) often don’t realise that they can be a serious pest to other wildlife, and anyone with a decent understanding of ecology would know that they sometimes have to be controlled to restore what we can of the natural balance (human activity, not nature, often causes fox numbers to rise).
    I can understand about hunting and fur (I am undecided myself), but I am referring to the control of foxes for conservation purposes, and in this case, people need to look past the “cute and cuddly” animal and see that the “beauty” is skin deep. People need to look past that and see the whole picture.

    • Emily commented on May 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Although respect the fact that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I think there are some factors that you haven’t considered.

      Foxes are part of an eco-system and they can sometimes cause problems to other species when their numbers rise too high but this is part of a natural cycle and all populations rise and fall in regular patterns and very rarely need controlling by humans. However, if any population does require human intervention it is much effective, as well as humane, to operate a capture-neuter-release programme as this will maintain a lower population rather than causing a boom in the population caused by a dramatic decrease in the population, and therefore increase in food availability, through hunting. This is scientific fact that is actually taught in A-level biology.

      It should also be noted that fox hunting is a “SPORT” in which cruel individuals enjoy inflicting a slow and painful death upon another living and feeling being. The hunting seasons are not actually effective for the maintenance of low fox populations but causes sharp spikes of very high populations and very low populations which actually disturb the natural balance more than it helps to control it.

      It is also important to remember that it is not usually for the purposes of protecting WILD animals that other animals, including foxes, are hunted. It is often in retaliation for foxes exhibiting natural behaviour and hunting small livestock such as chickens which are bred for the unnecessary consumption by humans and are often kept in appalling conditions. In this case it would actually be more effective for farmers to create more secure enclosures for the livestock if they are to continue profiting from humans killing and eating their animals rather than the foxes taking them.

      There is no excuse for people wearing real fur from animals that have either been hunted or farmed. Neither method for obtaining fur from animals is humane. And contrary to some fur supporters beliefs it is not an environmentally friendly resource. Although it is a “natural” material animal skins have to be treated with a large number of chemicals to prevent them from decomposing these chemicals. Many of these chemicals not only cause damage to the environment when they leak into the waterways but can also be dangerous to humans as many are carcinogenic. The large amounts of excrement from animals who are factory farmed to be slaughtered for their fur also cause large amounts of environmental damage. The only fur that could be deemed ethical could be that of animals who are killed accidentally, such as road kill; however the skins must undergo the same environmentally damaging preservation process as skins obtained through other methods. For many, including myself, the idea of wearing another beings skin, no matter how it was obtained is creepy and still objectifies non-human animals.

    • Dylan commented on June 24, 2012 at 4:04 am

      “Brian, it is not ignorant to control foxes. They are part of the ecosystem, but their numbers can rise beyond natural levels, at which point control becomes necessary to protect livestock and other wildlife, especially in places with rare or declining mammals or ground nesting birds.”

      That is extremely ignorant. If the fox population grows large and they eat a large population of other wildlife, then so be it. That is just how nature works. Any type of intervention (such as killing an animal because their population is growing large to protect other animals) is idiotic because it disrupts how nature works. Humans have no right to try to control wildlife. If any animal population grows too large, then it will naturally fall. It’s how nature works.

    • francescca commented on June 24, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      you know half facts theses facts are interesting, this is coming from a ten old
      i find it harsh for people to kill animals such as foxes even if they hurt us we cant hurt god nature or his creatures

    • jace commented on August 14, 2013 at 8:53 am

      I understand what Reece has to say as I’m from Australia where unfortunately the Fox is a pest… But only because man intervened and brought them to our country into an environment where they don’t belong.
      However I study biology which includes the study of eco systems. And what u may be interested to know is that foxes if left alone have a very intricate and complex family life and if they are limited by space and territory because they’re numbers are growing to large. They controlled they’re own numbers naturally by only having two kits in a litter instead of up to 8 and only one pair will breed instead of having the subordinate pairs breed thus controlling they’re numbers without man. But when they are hunted or controlled with poison as they are here then they have 6-8 kits each litter to naturally give the species more rate of survival.
      It’s only when man steps in that the ecosystems go out of balance

    • Anynome commented on June 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      You know he is right but to be honest,I think fox’s are precious and cruelty should NOT BE DONE WITH THEM! They are VERY precious and that SHOULD be RESPECTED BY WAY MORE PEPOLE ! FOX HUNTS SHOUL BE BANNED!!!

  • Liv commented on May 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Very good my daughter has got top marks on her homework because of this website! :)

    • fluffy commented on September 12, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      i love foxs did you konw They catch small rodents with a characteristic high pounce. This technique is one of the first things cubs learn as they begin to hunt.

  • LULU commented on May 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I am undecided on hunting, and I don’t see the point in fur, but foxes do sometimes have to be controlled to protect other wildlife.

    Brian, it is not ignorant to control foxes. They are part of the ecosystem, but their numbers can rise beyond natural levels, at which point control becomes necessary to protect livestock and other wildlife, especially in places with rare or declining mammals or ground nesting birds.

    Small numbers of foxes only catch weak animals, but when numbers get too high, many perfectly healthy animals get caught and this can impact on wildlife populations.
    When fox numbers are fairly low, it is fine. When numbers get too high, they need controlling (as humanely as possible). If numbers get too high, it can be disastrous for other wildlife.
    We probably do need foxes, but we certainly don’t need loads of them.

    Those who want to protect foxes (from predator control) often don’t realise that they can be a serious pest to other wildlife, and anyone with a decent understanding of ecology would know that they sometimes have to be controlled to restore what we can of the natural balance (human activity, not nature, often causes fox numbers to rise).
    I can understand about hunting and fur (I am undecided myself), but I am referring to the control of foxes for conservation purposes, and in this case, people need to look past the “cute and cuddly” animal and see that the “beauty” is skin deep. People need to look past that and see the whole picture.
    Although respect the fact that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I think there are some factors that you haven’t considered.

    Foxes are part of an eco-system and they can sometimes cause problems to other species when their numbers rise too high but this is part of a natural cycle and all populations rise and fall in regular patterns and very rarely need controlling by humans. However, if any population does require human intervention it is much effective, as well as humane, to operate a capture-neuter-release programme as this will maintain a lower population rather than causing a boom in the population caused by a dramatic decrease in the population, and therefore increase in food availability, through hunting. This is scientific fact that is actually taught in A-level biology.

    It should also be noted that fox hunting is a “SPORT” in which cruel individuals enjoy inflicting a slow and painful death upon another living and feeling being. The hunting seasons are not actually effective for the maintenance of low fox populations but causes sharp spikes of very high populations and very low populations which actually disturb the natural balance more than it helps to control it.

    It is also important to remember that it is not usually for the purposes of protecting WILD animals that other animals, including foxes, are hunted. It is often in retaliation for foxes exhibiting natural behaviour and hunting small livestock such as chickens which are bred for the unnecessary consumption by humans and are often kept in appalling conditions. In this case it would actually be more effective for farmers to create more secure enclosures for the livestock if they are to continue profiting from humans killing and eating their animals rather than the foxes taking them.

    There is no excuse for people wearing real fur from animals that have either been hunted or farmed. Neither method for obtaining fur from animals is humane. And contrary to some fur supporters beliefs it is not an environmentally friendly resource. Although it is a “natural” material animal skins have to be treated with a large number of chemicals to prevent them from decomposing these chemicals. Many of these chemicals not only cause damage to the environment when they leak into the waterways but can also be dangerous to humans as many are carcinogenic. The large amounts of excrement from animals who are factory farmed to be slaughtered for their fur also cause large amounts of environmental damage. The only fur that could be deemed ethical could be that of animals who are killed accidentally, such as road kill; however the skins must undergo the same environmentally damaging preservation process as skins obtained through other methods. For many, including myself, the idea of wearing another beings skin, no matter how it was obtained is creepy and still objectifies non-human animals.

    • Reece Fowler commented on June 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Foxes can often be found at high densities, which are often higher than any natural density. Foxes benefit from human activity and can live at unnatural densities as a result. And numbers are not self limiting because foxes will eat just about anything.

      Predator control does not increase populations because it is done constantly. Cull them and then leave them and they may return to normal levels quickly, but control is carried out on an ongoing basis, not a one off basis. And this does not tend to be a problem with control, because some animals always remain. It can be a problem if you remove them completely from one area, but this depends on local fox populations.

      A fox is a wild animal. Killing it on the spot quickly is humane. Taking a wild animal to a vet to be neutered is not because of the stress of travel.

      “it is not usually for the purposes of protecting WILD animals that other animals, including foxes, are hunted. It is often in retaliation for foxes exhibiting natural behaviour and hunting small livestock such as chickens which are bred for the unnecessary consumption by humans and are often kept in appalling conditions”

      Most british farms do not have appalling conditions. Most are free range and animals are kept outside for much of the year. Free range animals are more vulnerable to predators than factory farmed.

      And it is not possible to keep foxes out completely. To do that would require many miles of fencing to be dug in and that would also fence out other wildlife, such as hares, which normally roam around farmland. Farmland makes up a large area of the countryside. To use fox proof fencing would make this area inaccessible to many animals. And badgers can bite through wire.

      Predator control is routinely carried out for conservation purposes as well as to protect livestock.

      I never said I supported fur or hunting. I said I was undecided.

  • Brien Comerford commented on May 16, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Queen guitarist, Brian May, has been at the forefront advocating on behalf of compassion for foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, stags, hares, deer and other British wildlife species.

  • Kiernan Mcgrath commented on December 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I think foxes are beautiful, smart, and very important. We should try our best to save the foxes. :)

    • waz commented on February 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      the foxes are not in danger, to the contrary they are too successful!…..

    • jade commented on March 1, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      yes save the foxes they are my fav animal ever

  • Erlend commented on January 17, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    i think those pictures are very facinating

  • alyssa commented on February 2, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    i believe in spirit animals, and mine is a fox.
    😀 i loved this, exept now i have half a mind to write to whom ever it concerns to make hunting for fur illegal all together in the usa

    • WildAnimalVetForFutureJob commented on May 19, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      WHAAA-HOOO! AGREED! I have a fox den in my yard. One year, FIVE LITTLE FOX CUBS CAME OUT OF THE DEN WITH THEIR MAMA!!! Someone doing anything like the stuff listed in this article to ANY animal, is sad. They don’t realize that we are animals too. The thought of those cubs being hurt for FUN makes me want to cry. If you participate in the killing of any animal for fun or only non-edible body parts (fur, teeth, tusks, ect.) you have no right to do so, even if it’s legal. you are ruining mother nature and torturing an animal and its family. I pray for you to right yourself.

  • Lisa commented on February 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Foxes are lovely creatures to look at,(as is a polar bear) but that does not make them cute,fluffy little creatures.They are predators,and at the top of the British animal food chain they are opportunistic hunters and will kill more than they need.Fox hunting was turned into an enjoyable day out by those who understood it,but it had a purpose and that was to CULL this predator that causes problems in the countryside.It was seasonal,therefore better for the fox population. The government are now having problems with urban foxes attacking babies in their own homes because there are to many of them.Just let the people who know deal with the wildlife and city folk stick to what they know,save all the hassle.!!!

    • Jules commented on June 8, 2014 at 8:58 am

      if we are talking about a species needing culled because their breeding is getting out of hand and this creature is killing livestock and devasting countryside….then one species springs to mind….the human race! our kind continues to populate this world at an alarming rate, taking and using up any natural resource we can get our hands on.
      our kind has been devasting this land and our countryside for years and years….threatening all other life forces just for our sole gain and habitat…..its not the foxes that need culling! its us! we are killing this planet until, we too will kill our kind with the irrepairable damage we have done!

  • Bess commented on February 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I live in the countryside and let me say the best thing that has happened in years in the Hunting ban. Myself and many of my friends are sick of hearing pro hunt lobbies claim that it’s the countryside who support this barbaric behaviour.

    There is and never will be any excuse for the cruel and revolting people who get a kick out of killing for fun.

    Also many of my friends keep livestock and chickens but have never had a problem with foxes, but maybe that’s because they are quite intelligent and have the ability to actually fox proof their gardens if necessary. Don’t make foxes scapegoats because farmers are too lazy or stupid to protect their livestock, honestly it’s like medieval England !

  • susan anne booth commented on February 11, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I agree with all Peta have put on this site, but, concidering the foxes succes breeding ect, with no preditors either, Do you think its time it was controlled in some way before the numbers get totaly out of hand. Sooner or later there will be a big problem. Some one will have to deal with it, I think its a case of “not in my time, let some one else deal with it not me.!”

  • Emma commented on February 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Foxes deserve our respect and it’s up to us to save their kind. In Britain there are only a handful of black foxes left. That is because of hujnting and car accidents. It’s so sad!! ;( Nobody cares for animals – not barely anyone anyway

  • kitsune commented on March 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    :T They’re not dogs.

    • jace commented on August 14, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Actually they are… The genus vulpes comes under canine thus making them dogs. However that does not mean they are like all other dogs out there. They share characteristics cats as much as dogs such as they’re pouncing muscles structure retractable claws and eye sight. Even half they’re teeth are feeline and half canine. But due to they’re behavior skeletal structure and other such factors theyhave been ggrouped in with other canines. So they are as much a dog as a wolf is

  • rebeks commented on April 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    It is really good i got top marks on my homework. Some facts in this i didn’t even no were true. (I GUESS YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY!!)

  • Foxlover commented on May 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Poor foxes! I really love foxes and feel sad towards them… I HATE those who kill foxes. Grrrr…..

  • Foxlover commented on May 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Also i agree with Bess.

  • isaiah commented on May 13, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    i love panda bears and these are cute

  • Samuel commented on June 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I think foxes are great creatures to have around beside’s they didn’t do anything to us.

  • Cliffy commented on June 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Foxes are a pest, they will kill domestic chicken for fun not necessity to survive, they carry diseases which can be transfered to other domestic animals.

    I live on the outskirts of a village in Dorset and keep (kept) 16 free range chicken,
    this afternoon 22-06-13 we were out for about a hour, when we got back Mr fox had payed a visit and killed 4 wounded 3 ( which had to be put down)and taken 1 for his tea!!!! This left my wife and grand daughter who feed and look after them in tears.

    So all you people out there who think foxes are lovely creatures please think again.

  • Samuel commented on July 17, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I think foxes are lovely animals though I have never seen one before.I heard that foxes are seen as menaces in the wild but that does not stop a fox for being one of my favourite animals.

  • Will commented on July 30, 2013 at 5:05 am

    I live on a farm and they are pest and they cost us 1000s of dollars kill them all

    • Cassandra commented on August 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      That’s a terrible idea. Think before you post -_-

      And If you are so worried about foxes, just fox proof the enlouseres! It’s not that difficult. A friend of mine did that.

  • louisa commented on August 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    foxes are great they always go on my friends garden woah i love them

  • mackenzie commented on August 20, 2013 at 12:09 am

    this was very helpful and I love the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :{()~

    • fluffy commented on September 13, 2014 at 4:04 am

      me too

  • Karen Lambie commented on September 11, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I believe that every living creature has as much right to be on this planet as we do. It seems to me that when humans intervene to keep populations of animals under control, etc., it ultimately upsets the delicate balance of nature. It seems to me that we could come up with creative solutions for any problem caused by another species without harming that species. We are supposed to be the most intelligent species on earth…when are we going to start acting like it?

  • Kelie Wootton commented on September 23, 2013 at 3:59 am

    I think they should ban Fox hunting for life…I mean…Taking innocent foxes lifes for your own happyness is just cruelty and should Banned for life.
    If your ever find someone about to shot a fox you should scream something to scare the fox so that it runs away & they person gets destracted….Then you’d be responsible for helping everyone who cares keep foxes safe & Not indangerd!!!

    • Amber Wootton commented on September 23, 2013 at 4:02 am

      I Fully Agree with you Kelie..I mean…Serouisly!!
      Its just sick & Cruel!!
      If i were a fox i’d bit the guys head off 😀 Then he wouldn’t kill me because he would be dead!

  • Mackenzie commented on October 14, 2013 at 2:55 am

    What are all the different types of foxes?

  • Taylor commented on October 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Foxes are my favorite animal and I don’t think that they should be killed we should make a save foxes club!

  • XxCodyxX commented on October 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    What have foxes ever done to deserve being killed by people ALL OVER THE WORLD!! I love foxes and i’m just glad that not every body hates foxes I love them.

  • Hazel North commented on January 21, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Hi…. My sister often gets up through the night (as she doesn’t sleep) she lives on Ambleside Road on The Ridge,Lancaster,She ofton sees foxes but not long ago she said that she saw one that was almost white! Is it possible that it was an Albino?

  • c.allen commented on January 22, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I love foxes, a lot, all summer i watched five cubs come out in our back field every night, along with their mother, we have a few foxes around us.
    However, i’m also a lover of fox hunting as the hunt only manage to catch the foxes that are very ill anyway, so it’s kinder for the fox really. It’s like putting a dog down instead of leaving it to suffer and die slowly/painfully.
    I love learning about foxes, one of my favorite animals, i am doing a whole project at college about the ban of fox hunting and was wandering if you knew how many foxes there roughly are in Britain? Would be a great help!

  • enrico commented on February 19, 2014 at 7:54 am

    this is awesome

  • Ben commented on March 8, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I love foxes they have very nice fur and are a very nice species,And it’s poor for the foxes that all there family’s and friends dieing just because of farmers and it’s not a sport it’s bullying to the foxes

  • Don commented on March 9, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I don’t support any cruelty tro animals but found the article incredibly naive and sentimental. Foxes are hunters and killers. They hunt for sport. I live in Australia where they are an introduced species and the slaughter native wild life. They are know to kill 25 possums, birds, lizards, small kangaroos etc. per night. In Australia we do hunt foxes, the alternative is that we will lose hundreds of native species on top of the multitude we have already lost to these blood thirsty animals.

    Yes ban the fur trade, only kill and humanely as possible, but don’t be so ignorant to not acknowledge what destructive animals they are,

  • PG commented on March 31, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I really do struggle with “thought fascist” groups like PETA. The language used to describe hunting is emotive and unnecesarily dramatic, to the point of it being patronising to anyone but kids and simpletons. To hurt animals unnecessarily is a moral issue, as is having to control certain animals in certain situations because the environment they exist in is artificial i.e. If we (man) hadn’t killed all the bears and wolves, the badger and fox would have had a natural preditor.
    So, show tolerance to people who’s livelihood is threatened by a fox, or to a fox population living with mange in misery and stop sounding so pompous.
    P.S. Since badgers were protected, all the hedgehogs have gone near us…. go figure.

    • Darci loves Fox!!!!! commented on April 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Yes, I agree, I mean PETA is trying to good, and they are! But still what they believe is wrong! They believe that animals have souls… I think the Bible says that they don’t! I don’t know, they save animal, which is THE BEST THING EVER!!! (I think that it’s what I want to do when I grow up… just not with PETA me and my sister are going to start our own, Chirstian buissness!) But they are doing it for the wrong reasons….. IT’S SOOOOOOOO SAD!!!!!!

  • sarah commented on April 5, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Very good pictures so cute toooooo very good for teaching year 1

  • harry commented on April 8, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    love foxes! they are my fave! (HE’S SO FLUFFY I’M GONNA DIE!!):)

  • Darci loves Fox!!!!! commented on April 14, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Fox! I am doing a report on the Fox and this website has helped me tremendously! Wow! Fox are soooooooo cute, caring, loing, and AWESOME!!!!!

  • pamela commented on June 2, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    foxes are very beautiful…my husband went out our back door to shoot one of the foxes that has been on the prowl for food…and a young one came around beside her,,he didn’t shoot he came in and said that’s the mama..can’t shoot her..she has a baby then there comes another one and then the daddy…cute family playing in my back yard..they don’t bother us..i just can’t let my Yorkie out the back anymore to play…. Mississippi

  • Anynome commented on June 9, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    F@*K FOX HUNTING! ITS CRUAL!!!

  • Emolyyyy commented on August 10, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    I personally hate foxes, I’m terrified of them! But I do not agree with killing the poor things. They’re in their own territory. We are really the intruders. People kill them for fun, yet if people started killing other people for fun, they would be in up roar about it. Animals have similar feelings and emotions as humans. Just because of all the research into the human mind etc. and we know what WE can feel doesn’t mean that we can think the same for animals.
    If a fox kills a person, kills someone’s livestock etc. then it’d be ok to kill them. But hunting them in their own territory and basically torturing them till they give up is not ok.
    Fox hunting is not ok.
    Removing a fox due to it attacking a person, livestock etc. is understandable. But killing them in their own habitat isn’t.
    :)
    P.s. I really dislike foxes, although I do not agree on ANY animal coming into harm unless it is for a good, useful reason.

  • fluffy commented on September 13, 2014 at 4:03 am

    shut up foxs are awesome

  • Lazy kitty commented on November 19, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Even if you kill a tiny ant its still bad
    Think about it
    Its still taking the life and spilling the precious blood
    Of a beautiful creature which is the equivalent to commiting murder
    But does any human give a crap? Hell no, because humans are selfish
    As hell and if you want to go to heaven start thinking about this,
    Because the next time you say “mice/ants/whatever etc. dont provide us
    With anything, think about how many people dont really give
    A crap about you
    But do they kill you, HELL NO!!

  • Teresa My commented on May 16, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I often have foxes in my garden and,I love seeing them. I feed them dog food,(I have two dogs)and put arsenicum alba?on their food to keep mange at bay(from National fox society.) I buy wormers to add to their food and, rescued a cub that had run and hid when the vixen was fending off a fox,keeping it away from the cub.I detest people that think they(fox)are vermin, I disagree that they kill cats, mine have sat on the shed(either end)with no fear!as always myth’s abound!
    Give them a break! They’re trying to survive like the rest of us!

    To all those down on foxes.

  • Susan commented on May 21, 2015 at 8:36 am

    …You do realize that foxes aren’t dogs right?

  • sharon commented on May 27, 2015 at 7:51 am

    i have in my garden a mum and 6 fox cubs living in my garden, they are so beautiful, Its unusual that there are 6 babies, 5 have white tips on their tails one has a black tip, how can i tell which are boys and girls?

  • koinsuba commented on June 16, 2015 at 2:02 am

    i like it.

  • tye commented on November 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    what dose the fox say

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