Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

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 and 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.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc des Prairies

    Monday, May 17, 2021

    NIKON Z 6
    70-200mm f/2.8

    Focal Length 195mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1600s
    Aperture f2.8
    ISO 450

  • ile-saint-bernard

    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/640s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 900

Common Names

Rotfuchs [de]
Red Fox [en]
Zorro Rojo [es]
Renard Roux [fr]


Vulpes vulpes