Species Spotlight: Fox

Species: Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes
Widespread and common

The fox is a shy animal and one I've rarely seen.  Foxes have a bad press as they are often seen as thieves.  They are natural, omnivorous scavengers and can make a meal out of almost anything.  Although they usually hunt alone, they tend to live in family groups.  I had the good luck to spot one in a field near my house while out on a walk today.  I was very surprised to see one out in broad daylight so I suspect it must have been hungry!  I think foxes are beautiful creatures and I wanted to share my photo with you!

Fox, in one of the fields along Bury Lane, near Sutton Gault