Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
Mammalia > Carnivora > Canidae
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One of the most widely distributed carnivora, increasing range along human expansion. Ability to adapt quickly to new situations. Eats mostly small rodents but also rabbits, birds, reptiles and young deers. Montreal area fox population descended from the original wave of immigration over 400'000 years ago.
How to Identify
We are all familiar with this species and it is identified due to its shape and color easily. Although there are atypical colorations, those are rarely observed.
Where When to Spot
The fox family, I was able to watch, is located on Île Saint Bernard. I also saw reports from frequent fox observations in Montreal Botanical Garden.
|2018-05-12||Parc Île Saint Bernard|