Definition of red fox in English:

red fox


  • A common fox with a reddish coat, native to both Eurasia and North America and living from the Arctic tundra to the centres of cities.

    • ‘There are different foxes, there's the gray fox, the red fox, the arctic fox.’
    • ‘It is believed that predation by non-native red foxes was the primary reason for the extinction of the dusky pademelon on mainland Australia.’
    • ‘Hunting provided most food: deer, wild cattle, elk, wild pig, pine martens, red fox, and beavers.’
    • ‘Other predators are red foxes, coyotes, wolves, bear, mountain lions, lynx, bobcats, eagles, and great horned owls.’
    • ‘In Wapusk you could see an Arctic fox and a red fox, a ptarmigan and a spruce grouse, a caribou and a wolf, a polar bear and even the odd grizzly - all in one day.’
    • ‘Management of piping plovers includes control of predators such as red foxes, raccoons, gulls, and crows.’
    • ‘The red fox is one of many animals that are becoming increasingly common, even in urban areas, at the expense of locally unique species, experts say.’
    • ‘You're likely to come across red fox, river otter, geese, and swans.’
    • ‘The absence of the red fox in Tasmania is the main reason that the island has been something of a Noah's Ark for Australian animals.’
    • ‘Adult red foxes may also be attacked by coyotes, wolves, or other predators, but this is rarely in order to eat them.’
    • ‘Juliann conducted her own research on the area's arctic and red foxes to find out the details of their diets.’
    • ‘The predator species with the largest home ranges are red fox, pine marten, and raven.’
    • ‘In North America, the boreal forest is the land of the snowshoe hare and its predators - coyote, red fox, lynx, and great horned owl.’
    • ‘Once widespread, they have been reduced to few isolated populations by habitat destruction and predation by the introduced red fox.’
    • ‘Iowa Staters are used to seeing rabbits, squirrels and ground squirrels scampering around campus, but recent sightings of a red fox have caught some by surprise.’
    • ‘Whitetail deer, coyote, red fox, snowshoe hare and raccoon often make appearances.’
    • ‘The red fox has become a familiar sight in the city since arriving from the English countryside, where it has traditionally been shot as vermin or chased by hunters and packs of hounds.’
    • ‘Early morning is a great time to observe wildlife, and very soon we saw moose, bald eagles, red foxes, and ptarmigan.’
    • ‘Tammars survived the introduction of dingoes and, more recently, red foxes.’
    • ‘The social system of the red fox has, therefore, been viewed as one potential step in the evolutionary pathway to more complex societies.’