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Red Fox

Why are red foxes killed on roads?

Since especially male young foxes leave the parental territory between September and November, traffic accidents occur especially here due to the frequent crossing of roads. In addition, the red fox has no special habitat requirements. Forests, grassland, fields and increasingly also settlement areas are suitable habitats for the red fox. Foxes are probably present in most cities, but not everywhere in high densities. Due to this proximity to human settlements or the use of fields for hunting, there are frequent encounters between humans and foxes.

Mammal > Fox

Foxes belong to the family of dogs and are therefore often difficult to distinguish from dogs.

Foxes are adaptable and flexible. This is not only expressed by their broad food spectrum, it is also reflected in their social system. Foxes can live together in pairs, but a male can also form a small group with several females. Since foxes have a small stomach, they cannot eat much at once. They hide prey and build up food depots, which they use in bad times.

How to identify a roadkilled red fox?

Foxes belong to the family of dogs and are therefore often difficult to distinguish from dogs. However, roadkilled dogs are very rare in contrast to the high number of accidents with foxes. The red fox has a red coat on the top and a white coat at the bottom. Wherein the hue is very variable and depends on the area of distribution. The lower parts of the legs and the back sides of the ears are black. Even if the accident is long ago, most of the bushy tail remains.


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