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Red Foxes Bed In The Open Most Nights

While dens are used for raising young, on all but the most frigid nights Red Foxes will curl up on an elevated surface such as a hummock, rock or stump in an open habitat where they can survey their surroundings, tuck their noses under their tails and bed down for the night.  Their circular bed is roughly a foot in diameter.  When they rest during the day they are much more likely to seek cover in wooded areas.

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3 responses

  1. Alice

    Hardy creatures…

    February 27, 2023 at 8:33 am

  2. Jeannie Mallary

    Interesting. Didn’t know that. Is this true for both male and females?

    February 27, 2023 at 12:37 pm

  3. John Jose

    I once found where an eastern coyote had done this in Pennsylvania, bedding down on a large rock in a wooded area, where it would have had a good view over the surrounding, largely flat landscape.

    February 27, 2023 at 6:06 pm

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