What does it mean to see foxes?

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asked Dec 21, 2021 in Religion & Spirituality by Starrysky (800 points)
What does it mean to see foxes?

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answered Dec 22, 2021 by Adf289 (52,000 points)
Religiously seeing foxes means and symbolizes the immediate need to adapt, employ wisdom and cleverness, and think strategically and quickly.

Foxes are preyed upon and get eaten by mountain lions, coyotes and large birds such as Eagles.

Humans also hunt foxes and kill them as well.

3 interesting facts about foxes are.

1: Foxes are actually pretty extremely playful.

2: Foxes are part of the Canidae family, which is the same family as dogs, wolves and jackals.

3: There are two types of foxes in the Carolinas.

Fox poo is similar to dog poop and also usually pointy at one end and full of fur, feathers, tiny bones, seeds and berries.

In rural areas, fox poop  is quite dark, but in urban areas, where foxes eat human food waste, it can be lighter.

Fresh droppings have a distinctively musky or 'foxy' smell.

The way foxes catch rabbits is to quietly stalk the rabbit from behind and then when they are close enough to the rabbit and the rabbit turns to run the fox will then attack the rabbit from behind.

Foxes have also been known to patiently wait near rabbit dens for their quarry to emerge when they can pounce and make the kill.

Foxes will eat baby bunnies or baby rabbits.

Foxes are omnivores and will eat a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and plants.

And in the colder winter months, foxes are in full predator mode.

The foxes main sources of food during this time are small animals, including rabbits, rodents, birds, and anything else they manage to kill.

Foxes do sometimes come out in the day to hunt for food although most foxes are out at night.

It does not mean the fox has rabies if it's out during the day although they might have rabies.

But foxes can and do sometimes come out at night in search of food.

At night foxes will be out hunting other animals to eat such as small mammals, birds, eggs, insects, berries and insects.

They typically hunt during the evening hours, making them a nocturnal species.

Foxes are also known to travel from one place to another in search of food, but this depends on where they live.

Foxes are usually pretty friendly and are usually good around humans.

Although foxes are still wild animals and could turn on a human at anytime but for the most part foxes are friendly animals and not really a threat.

Still you must use caution around them.

Foxes can be friendly and are not a threat to humans.

However, foxes are wild animals, they are unpredictable and will always revert to their wild nature in a situation where they feel threatened.

Even if a fox appears to be friendly, you should not approach it up close.

Foxes sleep in fox dens which the foxes make by digging burrows in the ground.

These fox burrows, also called fox dens, provide a cool area to sleep, a good location to store food and a safe place to have their pups.

Burrows that the foxes make are dug-out tunnels that have rooms for the fox and its family to live in.

Foxes are not legally classified as vermin.

However foxes can be seen as vermin.

The term "vermin" is used to refer to a wide scope of organisms, including rodents, cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, mosquitoes, ferrets, stoats, sables, rats, and occasionally foxes.

Pigeons, which have been widely introduced in urban environments, are also sometimes considered vermin.

Foxes can get through and squeeze through holes no less than 4 inches by 4 inches.

If the hole is smaller than 4 inches by 4 inches then the fox cannot get through unless they make the hole bigger.

Foxes can climb fences.

Well most fences foxes can climb.

if you want to keep a fox from climbing a fence you should run an electric fence wire around the fence to keep the fox out.

Foxes are able to jump up to 3 feet, and their claws enable them to climb even beyond 6 feet.

Sometimes they will even climb neighboring objects like trees in order to get over a fence.

When a Fox needs to the Fox will move there dens.

Foxes also keep multiple dens available to move between when needed.

Both the male and female foxes care for the young, guard the den, and bring food.

Most adult foxes will have multiple dens and if disturbed, will move (with their young) to another.

A fox will sometimes eat a dead fox and some foxes have killed other foxes to eat but usually this happens in harsh conditions.

In most cases a fox will leave a dead fox to decompose or for another animal to eat.

Foxes scream at night to attract a mate since most foxes are active mostly at night this is when you'll usually hear the foxes scream.

Foxes scream and bark to communicate with each other.

This becomes more common during mating season, which is at its peak in January.

The most common reason that foxes scream is to attract a mate and during the mating process.

Foxes are nocturnal, so this is when they are most active.

Foxes are actually active all year round but foxes are most active around the months of May through July and are mostly active during dawn and dusk.

Although foxes can come out at anytime of the day.

For much of the year, foxes are difficult to see in the wild.

But when the foxes cubs are born between May and July, they are vocal and more active during the day, hunting, playing or just relaxing in the sun.

A Fox lives between 3 to 4 years in the wild and when in Captivity the Fox can live up to 14 years.

Foxes live a shorter lifespan in the wild than they do in Captivity.

Either the Fox starves or they get injured and die or they get killed by other animals in the wild making the Foxes lifespan shorter.

Areas that have more predators or less foraging foods can dramatically shorten a fox's life span.

Many foxes die of starvation and an average fox typically only makes 1 – 2 kills a week.

In his 2005 compendium, Longevity of Mammals in Captivity, Richard Weigl lists the oldest Red fox on record as being a mountain subspecies (Vulpes vulpes macroura) caught, in Utah, that arrived at Zoo Boise in Idaho during August 1985 at an estimated age of two years and four months; she was still alive in July 2004.

The red fox is the largest of the true foxes and one of the most widely distributed members of the order Carnivora, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere including most of North America, Europe and Asia, plus parts of North Africa.

It is listed as least concern by the IUCN

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