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A Grace vertebrate project: The Red fox

My vertebrate report of my favorite animal

A Grace

on 17 December 2012

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Transcript of A Grace vertebrate project: The Red fox

Predators Biotic factors Main "predator" Some other
predators Red foxes' main "predators" are people.
People kill Red foxes for their fur,
and since they are considered pests
because they steal chickens
and other farms animals. Red foxes have many other predators besides people.
Including lynxes, bobcats, panthers, and wolves. They
also have some other predators as well, but the Red fox kits probably have more predators, especially considering that they are smaller than adult Red foxes. Bobcat - One of a Red fox's predators Gray wolf - One of a Red fox's predators Food preferences
and supply Red foxes are omnivores, so they eat a large variety of foods. Some of these foods are rabbits, birds, rodents, other small animals, fish, fruit, frogs, vegetables, worms, garbage, and pet food. Population density The Red fox's population varies throughout the world. Red fox population is very high in Alabama, especially in the northern parts of the state, but no exact number can really be found. Red foxes are not endangered and are ranked as least concern on the IUCN red list. Abiotic factors Red fox scientific name Vulpes vulpes Works cited Red fox population World wide Red fox habitat Five structures and their functions for the Red fox Temperature range Precipitation Water Topography Wind Shelter Nesting site Escape routes Red foxes can live in a very large range of areas, including North America, Europe, some places in Australia, several places in Asia, and even far northern regions in Africa, but they seem to prefer temperate forests. There are not any known records of the number of Red foxes in the world, since they are very high ranging animals, but the pre-breeding season's population is estimated to be 258,000. Though the precipitation in a Red fox's habitat would vary due to the Red fox's habitat range, but the average precipitation in temperate forests (A red fox's main habitat) is 75-150 cm per year, or about 30 - 60 inches per year, and the precipitation in Hayden, Alabama (Of which Red foxes live) is approximately 56.2 inches of rainfall per year on average. For temperate forest, a Red fox's
main habitat, the amount of
precipitation, or rainfall (Typically).
is 75 to 150 cm a year. The typical topography
of a Red fox's habitat
consists of temperate forest. In temperate forests,
when the seasons change,
the climate changes
accordingly. Red foxes do not
always use shelter
when sleeping,
and will sometimes
sleep above ground.
However, Red foxes
do use dens for raising
their kits. Red foxes typically make
a maternity den for raising
their young, but often times
will enlarge woodchuck
burrows, or use other
shelter they can find. Red foxes' dens typically
have one or two escape
holes. Red foxes have a very wide
temperature range and can
live in a very large variety
of places. Disease Red foxes sometimes
do carry diseases, and
the one of the most
common is Rabies,
of which one animal
can bite another animal
and spread this disease. Other species that a Red fox interacts with Prey Predators Some predators of the Red fox that
it interacts with are Grey wolves,
lynxes, eagles, and bears. Some prey of the Red fox that
it interacts with are rabbits,
some types of birds, mice, and
lizards. Impact Red foxes have on people, and vise versa Red foxes have an impact on people
because Red foxes steal some farm
animals from farmers, and may steal
food like dog food or cat food that is
outside. People may sometimes
kill foxes because of this, because
of their beautiful fur, or
sometimes for sport. Red foxes are
also sometimes captured and
removed because of how much
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