We met another resident of the woods around camp- the red fox. These canines are known for being clever and sneaky. We just think they are cool.
Red Fox Fun Facts:
- Red fox can grow up to 21 inches long and weigh up to 24 lbs.
- They are the largest member of the true fox family.
- These graceful mammals walk on their toes!
- They are mostly solitary.
- These omnivores eat small mammals, fish and frogs, but also eat fruit and vegetation.
- While the red fox is mostly nocturnal, they are known to come out during the day.
- They are very vocal and can produce 28 different sounds. Does anyone here speak fox?
- Those large fluffy tails are called brushes. Foxes use them for balance and to wrap themselves up in during colder months.
You can hear the fox around Lake Salamander chatter. These gorgeous animals often get a bad wrap, but that is very much undeserved. They are one of the most successful members of the canine family and can be found on 5 continents.