Sunday, November 02, 2014
Red Fox - Codroy Valley
The Red Fox is the only native insular canid occurring in Newfoundland from the extinction of the wolf in the 1930s to the recent arrival of coyotes. They are excellent hunters, preying on birds, rabbits and other small mammals. Foxes, both red and the less common silver fox, are spotted frequently during treks into the Newfoundland back country. On a recent trip to the Codroy Valley, I learned of an active den in the area and I was able to study the behaviour and photograph the kits.
Newfoundland's Red Fox comes in a range of colours- red, black, silver, yellowish, and a mixture of colours called a patch phase. This particular litter consisted of two silver foxes and a red phase fox.