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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Red fox; behavior patterns; predation; cottontail rabbit; trap response

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

October 1971

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

78

Issue

1-2

First Page

36

Last Page

37

Copyright

© Copyright 1971 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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