Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fox on the Prowl

Though we have not spotted these at Catoctin yet, we know they are around.
The Red Fox is about the size of a large cat. In fact, although it is a member of the dog family, some of it’s habits are very cat like as well.
Appearance wise, it has a reddish coat with white underneath and a big bushy tail with normally a white tip.
Foxes live all over North America. They can live in the deepest wilderness or right in your backyard with equal ease.
Foxes are carnivores, which means that they eat other animals. Their favorite things are rodents, rabbits and small birds. If they live near people, they are famous for raiding hen houses and stealing chickens.

1 comment:

  1. I am eagerly looking forward to the opening of the Nature Center. I can't wait to explore the photo opportunities that it will provide.
    Steve Ferendo