These intelligent creatures have orangish-red fur on their backs, sides and heads. They have white fur under their necks and on their chests, and their long, bushy tails are tipped in white. They also have pointed black ears, black legs and black feet. These sly creatures have earned a reputation for their intelligence and cunning spirit, which has allowed them to adapt to a variety of habitats, even those with humans.
Habitat: Red foxes live around the world in many places, including forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. You can see them in Idaho’s neighborhoods, forests, and BLM rangelands, especially at night.
Food: Red foxes hunt alone and dine on rodents, rabbits, birds, and other small game – but they can easily adapt their diets to the habitat they are living in. They will also eat fruit, vegetables, fish, frogs, and if living near humans, they will eat garbage and pet food.
Fun Facts: Red foxes use their long, bushy tail for balance, just like cats. They also use their tails as a warm cover in cold weather and to signal and communicate with other red foxes.