Red fox

Vulpes vulpes

рыжая лисица, photo: Teemu Saloriutta

Red fox is an animal belonging to the family of Canidae and the genus of Vulpes. It is reddish brown on the back, the abdomen is white or gray and it has a fluffy tail.

The most suitable habitat for the red fox is open landscapes with some forest groves. In addition, it can also be found in mires and marshes, but never in large forests. Foxes mostly feed on small rodents like mice, birds and bird’s eggs and other vertebrates. To a small extent, they eat insects, carrion and plants.