PESTSMART, Fact Sheet - European Red Fox

1st January 2011

Although 3 colour morphs (red, silver or black and cross) are generally recognised worldwide, the red morph is most common in Australia.  In general, throat and abdomen are white, lower legs and ears are black and a bushy tail is tipped in white.  This animal exhibits a wide geographic and sub-species variation in size, as body length can range from 45 to 90cm, tail length from 30 to 55cm and body mass from 3 to 14kg

This 2 page publication provides information about habitat, nutrition, reproduction and lifecycle stages of the European red fox as well as its economic, environmental, and social impacts.

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