Foxes have been living and breeding in human-populated areas since the twentieth century. Foxes are lonely travelers, but have been observed to live and move in groups as well. Foxes are members of the dog family (Canidae), and dogs are people’s best friends and protectors of travelers. Foxes are the only type of dog capable of retracting their claws like cats do. Foxes also have vertical pupils that look more like those of cats than the rounded pupils that other dogs have. Imagine a mix between cat and dog. How great could that possibly be?
Foxes are highly adaptable and opportunistic like every true traveler should be. Foxes eat meat and hunt a wide variety of vertebrate or invertebrate prey, as well as plant. We believe they want to try every specialty of the land they travel in. Foxes are very mobile and can cover long distances on a daily basis. Foxes may travel up to 10-15 km per night within their home range, revisiting sites of interest several times a night. A fox may use several resting sites within its home range and does not necessarily return to the same site each day. We are very pleased that you use our Fox for developing some new interests and even more than that – we’re thrilled when you come back for more.
Foxes show great caring, adaptability and intelligence when raising their young. There are many different types of foxes, and they are the most widespread species of wild dog-like animals in the world. Foxes live just about everywhere – in the countryside, cities, forests, mountains and grasslands. Arctic foxes live in cold climates far north, and fennec foxes live in the North African desert. Foxes eat just about anything, including berries, worms, spiders and small animals such as mice and birds. If they have extra food, they hide it in a small hole and eat it later when they are hungry. Now isn’t that a profile of an adaptable traveler?
The fox is present in many cultures, usually in folklore. In Western folklore and also in Persian folklore, foxes are depicted as a symbol of intelligence, cunning and trickery because of their legendary reputation. These traits are used on a wide variety of characters, either making them a nuisance in the story, a misunderstood hero, or a devious villain. In Asian folklore, foxes are depicted as a familiar spirit possessed of magic powers. Similar to Western folklore, foxes are depicted as mischievous, with the ability to disguise as an attractive female. Remember Scratte from Ice age? Yeah, well…
Small Grey foxes who live in North America are the only type of dog-like Canidae family mammals who can climb trees. Foxes have great eyesight. They can see just as well as a cat, in fact. Their eyes are much like a cat’s thanks to their vertically slit pupils. Foxes are also very fast. They can run up to 45 mph. That is almost as fast as the blackbuck antelope, one of the world’s fastest animals. Foxes are known to be friendly and curious. They play among themselves as well as with other animals like cats and dogs. They love balls, which they frequently steal from golf courses. Foxes live on every continent except Antarctica and thrive in cities, towns, and rural settings. But despite being all around us, they’re a bit of a mystery (What does the fox say, right?).
The arctic fox, which lives in the northernmost areas of the hemisphere, can handle the cold better than most animals on earth. It doesn’t even get cold until –70 degrees Celsius. Its white coat also camouflages it against predators. Now that’s a no need for a sleeping bag, huh? The Finnish believed a fox made the Northern Lights by running in the snow so that its tail swept sparks into the sky. From this, we get the phrase “fox fires.” The bat-eared fox is aptly named, not just because of its 5-inch ears, but because of what it uses those ears for—like the bat, it listens for insects for a next meal.
On a typical night, the fox walks along the African savannah, deep magical forests, big white lands of the north or just a stone’s throw from your garden, observing, exploring and listening, until it hears the scuttle of good news.
And You are most welcome to hear us.