The Red Fox in Yellowstone, Wyoming and beyond are the smallest of the canines. Foxes typically weigh around 11-12 pounds and survive 3-11 years in a solitary fashion.
The bigger canine cousins, wolves and coyotes, are not omnivorous like the fox. Foxes will prey on smaller animals, and also eat plants. With reddish fur and black fur on feet, foxes can be seen in mountain areas, sage flats, and lower grasslands.
The fox feeds on mice, voles, rabbits, rodents, and birds, and will scavenge the carcasses of large animals after animals such as wolves or grizzly bears have left the scene.
The fox has an incredibly wide range of hearing, and a special night vision capability as they inhabit a 3-4 square mile home range. Mating happens in late winter, with pups born in spring.
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April 16, 2021