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Fox Behavior

Foxes are mainly nocturnal animals. Sight, hearing and smell are very keen senses for foxes. They stalk their prey with stealth and patience.

Foxes are omnivores. They are solitary hunters and eat rodents, insects, worms, fruit, birds, eggs and all other kinds of small animals. About 60 percent of a red fox's diet is made up of rabbits and mice. Foxes are very fast animals and usually catch their prey by outrunnng them. The fox uses its large, bushy tail for balance when hunting. Foxes are extremely possessive of their food and will not share it with others.