Wednesday 1 July 2015

July 2015 Mammal of the Month - The Fox

Photo Credit: Becky Thomas

This month’s mammal is the fox! 

Familiar to all of us, this carnivore is widespread in both urban and rural areas. July is an ideal time to spot the species as this year's cubs are now out of their dens. We would love to see any photos you have of them and of course, please don't forget to enter your sightings for our records here.

Our top five foxy facts are:
  1. Foxes are found all across Britain except for all of the Scottish Islands other than Skye

  2. Most only live for 1 to 3 years in the wild although some have been known to reach age 9.

  3. They hold family territories that can vary from 0.2 all the way up 40 square kilometres depending upon the type of habitat

  4. Their tails get thicker and bushier in the winter

  5. Adults weigh between 5 and 7 kg.

The national Mammal Society's factsheet has more details here