Special Sub-Topic: The Red Fox
|Which of the following field markings is most helpful in identifying a red fox?|
White tail tip. All red foxes, no matter the color variant, have the white tail tip. Gray foxes have a black tail tip and a black stripe on the back. All foxes have large, pointed ears!
|Which of the following color patterns is not found in wild red foxes?|
White. Arctic foxes are white. The cross fox is a brownish color with a black cross over the back and shoulders..
|The red fox is not native to the United States, but was imported from England by foxhunters..|
f. Although the foxhunters did import foxes, the red fox was already native.
|The red fox is not native to Australia, but was imported from England by foxhunters.|
T. It was also hoped that the imported fox would help control the also-imported rabbit. It didn't work.
|What is the name of the Japanese fox spirit that can change at will from fox to human?|
Kitsune. The kitsune was usually female, and often attempted to seduce a human male.
|True or false. Mounted foxhunts, with riders and hounds chasing after a fox, are illegal in the United States.|
F. Unfortunately, this barbaric 'sport' is also found in the US, especially in the East.
|In the United States, in what month do red foxes usually mate?|
February. The kits are born mostly in April, and become independent around August.
|Do male red foxes help care for their young?|
Y. They are solicitous parents, bringing food to mom and kits.
|What is a female red fox called?|
Vixen & A vixen. A male fox is usually called a dog or a dog fox. In England, he may be referred to as a "tod."
|This fox starred in a series of fables written over 800 years ago that satirized the French government.|
Reynard. Reynard was the folk hero of these tales, against the government of swine and wolves.
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