vosThe common or red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a reddish-brown dog -like, often with a steel gray throat and belly. He has a slender snout and pointed erect ears.
The "socks", the legs and the back of the ears are black. Foxes have white hairs around the tip of the tail. The upper lip and the bands are also white. On the cheeks is a black or brown "tear drop". The tail is long, thick and chunky.
He has a shoulder height of 35 to 40 centimeters, a length of 58 to 90 centimeters with a tail of 32 to 48 centimeters. It weighs six to ten, sometimes fifteen kilograms. Males are 15% heavier than females.

Fox hunts solitary, usually at night and at dusk, but in undisturbed areas he prefers hunting during the day. The fox is an opportunist: he eats almost anything. He has keen senses and can run fast, with sprints of up to 50 kilometers per hour.
He eats about five hundred grams daily mice and other rodents, rabbits, hares, birds and eggs, earthworms and hedgehogs, large beetles, fruits and berries.
Amazingly accurate fox jumps in the air and comes with its four legs together down on the prey, which is then trapped.
Food scraps are buried and retrieved later, but the fox puts no food stocks.

The distance between the canines is 20-24 mm. The animal is very shy and takes the prey to a quiet and safe place to eat.
The fox presses an egg flat with his snout and baggy it. You will find then only bits of shell.

The fox usually lives in a group with about six animals. A dominant dog fox, some nut foxes and cubs. The cave is dug by himself or of a rabbit or a badger. It happens that they share a den with rabbits or badgers.
A throw counts 4 to 6 pups. They can be ten years, but most are not older than three years.

Their tracks resemble those of a dog, but are smaller and oval instead of round, and the nails are always visible on the prints and the pads of the middle toes are completely before the pads of the outer toes, there is no overlap. The track looks like a 'string of beads' unless the animal is going to run hard.

His droppings have a very typical pinched "tip".

In the traditional English fox hunt is on horseback (or SUVs) with a pack of beagles hunted. The exhausted fox will eventually be torn apart by the hunted mob. This traditional form of fox hunting has been banned since 2005.

Reynaert the Fox is a survivor. (Friday, February 25, 2011)

A construction worker in London did not know what he saw when he discovered a fox in the skyscraper where he worked. The man thought it was a joke when he saw the animal at 288 meters altitude.

Normally foxes live in nature in a cave, but two weeks the animal survived in the skyscraper under construction. It should be the highest tower in Europe.

The fox was found on the 72th floor. The animal lived on leftovers from the construction workers. The animal rescue was able to catch the animal. The fox was completely healthy and has been released into the wild.

It is not the first time that a fox has been spotted in London: they may be more common in the city.

A fox den is filthy, full of bones and feathers. They probably even smoke in bed too. (Jon Tickner)