Red Fox

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. 

Close up of Red Fox

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. 

 Red fox

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. 


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Herbivore Mammals

Pygmy rabbit 
Desert cottontail 
Eastern gray squirrel 
Red squirrel 
Deer mouse
Kangaroo rat 
Meadow vole 
Mule deer 
Bighorn sheep 
American pronghorn 

Carnivore Mammals

American badger 
River otter 
Red fox 
Long-tailed weasel 
Grizzly bear 
Mountain lion   



  Long-toed salamander 
  Idaho giant salamander  
  Coeur d'Alene salamander

 Frogs and Toads  

  American bullfrog 
  Columbia spotted frog 
  Western toad 
  Northern leopard frog 
  Pacific tree frog 
  Great Basin spadefoot 



Painted turtle 
Northern alligator lizard 
Mohave black-collared lizard 
Short-horned lizard 
Desert horned lizard 
Sagebrush lizard 
Western fence lizard 
Western skink 
Side-blotched lizard 
Longnosed leopard lizard 
Western whiptail 



Western pipistrelle 
Western small-footed myotis 
Little brown bat 
Yuma myotis 
Townsend's big-eared bat 
Hoary bat 
Silver-haired bat 
Fringed myotis 
Pallid bat

Sensitive Species (not a complete list) 

Greater sage-grouse 
Pygmy rabbit 
No. Idaho ground squirrel 
So. Idaho ground squirrel
Canada lynx 
Grizzly bear 
Selkirk Mtns. woodland caribou 
Kootenai White River sturgeon 
Bull trout 
Sockeye salmon 
Chinook salmon 
Steelhead trout 
Yellow-billed cuckoo