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Red Fox, Vulpes fulva,
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Red Foxes

Vulpes fulva

The courtship barks and yips of Red Foxes can sometimes be heard on quiet, frosty nights when the new year begins.

Once united the happy couple will find a convenient hollow log, rock-fall or burrow and remain together until the kits appear in February or March. Then follows a hectic period of food gathering and family values as the young are taught the secrets of making a living. Once their offspring are capable of making it on their own - usually in August in our area - the loving, but exhausted, parents drive them away to seek their fortune in the wide world.

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