Are foxes nocturnal?

Answer

It is not certain why foxes are nocturnal, but most prefer to hunt at night, although there are some which hunt during the day. The red fox, for example, has very good senses making it more adapted to hunting at night. Its eyes can work in low light conditions and its ears can hear very small noises enabling it to hunt even in the night.
Q&A Related to "Are foxes nocturnal?"
Because it mostly comes out at night and has good eyesight for the dark.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_a_fox_nocturnal
It's important to remember where much of insect diversity is. Things like ants, weevils, burrowing beetles, etc that live underground or inside a substrate don't really see much light
http://www.quora.com/Insects/Why-are-most-insects-...
Most members of the canine and feline families have ears that point forward. The forward-pointing ear is an evolutionary adaptation that is linked to the animal's methods of hunting
http://www.ehow.com/about_5497731_do-ears-fox-poin...
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1 Additional Answer
Most foxes are nocturnal and are mainly active in late evening and early morning but may occasionally be seen during the day. They have acute light vision due to the light-sensitive cells in their eye and also the layer of cells called the tapetum lucidum, which reflects light back through the eye, increasing the sharpness of their vision.
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