Red foxes, which are omnivores, eat a wide variety of animal life but prefer small rodents such as mice, voles, hamsters, gerbils, gophers and woodchucks. They also hunt and eat opossums, raccoons, rabbits, birds, reptiles and insects. When meat is scarce, they supplement their diet with plant matter such as berries, fruit, grass and tubers. Around human habitations, they also feed on pet food and garbage.Continue Reading
In addition to their usual prey, red foxes sometimes attack young ungulates such as deer fawns. They are also not averse to raiding farms and ranches for domestic poultry such as chickens. Sometimes they feed on carrion.
Red foxes typically hunt in late evening and early morning. They locate small rodents by sound and then leap upon them from up to 15 feet away. Once they have made a kill, they are possessive of their catch and defend it even against larger animals. They have also been known to indulge in surplus killing, slaughtering far more prey than they could possibly eat. Because this can impact the populations of both domestic and wild game birds, their numbers are controlled in some areas. Usually red foxes hunt alone, but in areas rich in resources, they sometimes travel in groups.Learn more about Mammals
Blue herons are carnivores that eat a variety of aquatic and land prey, including fish, frogs, turtles, young birds, bird eggs, snakes, insects, mice, moles, gophers and other small mammals. While they live in colonies, herons typically hunt alone and up to three miles from their pack. Pack only occurs when there is an abundance of food.Full Answer >
Different species of foxes will have different habitat preferences. However, all will live in some sort of a den environment crafted either underground, in a cave or in dense brush.Full Answer >
The red fox is a mammal in the class Carnivora and the family Canidae (along with other foxes), and it lives throughout much of North America, most all of Europe and Asia and parts of Africa. The species also entered the Australian continent in the 19th century.Full Answer >
Predators of the arctic fox include polar bears, birds and wolves, while its prey generally consists of lemmings, voles and insects. This animal lives on a large variety of food including berries, seaweed, larvae and whatever it can scavenge.Full Answer >