Foxes, Where Do They Live and Other Facts.Keith
The fox has reddish-brown fur, a white chest and a bushy, white-tipped tail,which is called a brush. It has a pointed nose and ears. Foxes are widespread and common throughout the UK, and a large number live in towns.
They become active at dusk and through the night, searching alone for food. However, they do tend to live in family groups of one dog, one vixen and her cubs and a few female helpers from previous litters.
The fox family will have several lairs and one or more breeding dens, or earths, within their own territory. Females give birth from four to seven cubs between March and May.
You may be lucky enough to see a fox, even on your garden in the evenings, or wandering the streets looking for food, but they are shy creatures. Instead, look for evidence of their presence, such as tracks and droppings.
What they eat:
They are scavengers and eat almost anything they come across, including insects, earthworms, fruit, berries, birds, small mammals, carrion and scraps left by us humans.
Length: Head to body about 65cm, tail about 50cm, stands 40cm high
Weight: Up to 10kg
Natural habitats: Hedge, Meadow area, Shed, Woodland area
Where and when to see them
Throughout the garden searching for food. Look for tracks, droppings, overturned bins and chewed food, which show a fox has paid you a visit. Foxes mark their territories with greyish droppings in prominent places.