Red foxes are small, agile carnivores belonging to the same family (Canidae) as the dog, coyote and wolf. foxes are found throughout the UK.. They are intelligent predators with extremely sharp senses of sight, smell and hearing (a fox can hear a mouse squeal from about 150 feet). Foxes are mainly nocturnal. They are opportunists when it comes to feeding. This means they will eat whatever is most easily obtained. Foods include mice, rats, rabbits, domestic cats, chickens, insects, squirrels, game birds, songbirds, bird eggs, fruits and grasses. Foxes also are scavengers.
Red foxes are not bothered by people an often inhabit heavily populated areas, although they are rarely seen during the day due to their nocturnal habits. There are countless stories of reds rearing young in suburban settings. Generally, if the area can provide food and shelter, foxes will consider it,