What are a fox's natural predators?
Credit: jans canon CC-BY-2.0
Q:

What are a fox's natural predators?

A:

Quick Answer

In the wild, foxes are hunted by large cats, coyotes, jackals and wolves. Depending on where the fox lives, it can also be hunted by eagles, bears and even humans.

  Know More

Full Answer

The red fox is the most abundant of fox species. It lives everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere and has even spread into Australia in recent years. The red fox typically eats a varied diet consisting of birds, rodents, carrion and fruit. Their bodies are built for agility and speed and they hunt during the day.

Foxes are the perfect size to be hunted by animals such as eagles, wolves and other medium-sized predators. Farmers consider foxes to be pests, but they are important in controlling crop-eating animals, such as rabbits and rodents.

Learn more about Zoology
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Where do red foxes live?

    A:

    Red foxes live on several continents, including Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. They do not thrive in any one particular environment, but prosper in habitats ranging from grassland to desert.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do wild foxes eat?

    A:

    The staples in the fox's diet are insects, bugs and various small invertebrates. They also eat mice, rabbits, hares, voles, lizards, birds and other small creatures, eggs, fruits and various plants. Foxes that live near the ocean feed on crabs and fish. Foxes follow an omnivorous diet, meaning they eat plants and animals. They are opportunistic eaters, eating whatever is available at a given place and time.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are grassland animals' adaptations?

    A:

    Grassland animals' adaptations include using various ways to protect themselves from predators and find water when there is little available. Since grasslands get 15-36 inches of rain each year, they are considered dry.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do centipedes eat?

    A:

    All centipedes are predators, generally feeding on other invertebrates such as insects and spiders, although larger species will feed on small vertebrates such as lizards. They hunt using the legs on their first body segment, which are modified into poisonous fangs. There are a large number of centipede species, which are generally small, but some species reach up to 10 inches in length.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore