Red fox; behavior patterns; predation; cottontail rabbit; trap response
Information is presented on the general behavior of captive red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) living in a 13-acre enclosure with a high cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus) population. The high predator population rapidly reduced the prey population in a short period of time. Observations were made on the feeding behavior of young fox pups and their responses to traps. There was evidence that territories were established by the foxes, even in this limited enclosure.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1971 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Phillips, Robert L.
"Notes on the Behavior of Red Foxes in a Large Enclosure,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 78:
, Article 15.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol78/iss1/15