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Fox Facts

Here are some interesting facts about the fox:

- Although it is a member of the dog family, some of fox habits are very cat like as well.

- The red fox can reach a speed of 48 km/h (30 mph).

- Foxes live 2 to 3 years, and up to 10 years or even longer in captivity.

- Like cats, foxes often play with their catch before they kill it.

- Foxes have abundant ectoparasites (mites, fleas, ticks and lice).

- Foxes can hold up to one kilogram of flesh in their stomachs.

- Foxes can hear a watch ticking 40 yards away.

- The pupils of a fox's eyes are almond-shaped rather than round.