Foxes, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware is famous for its snow geese that spend the winter there. However, the American Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) also calls the refuge home and in the early summer the fox kits are born and begin to emerge from their dens. Red foxes are known for their intelligence and adaptability. Red foxes are opportunistic and their diet consists of rodents, rabbits, birds, fruit, vegetables, or frogs. Mothers and their pups will sometimes engage in this type of playful behavior, especially after eating.
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