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Where do foxes live? Do more foxes live in urban areas, or wild areas?
Where can they be found?
Most foxes are found on every continent in the world except for Antartica and because of the adaptive skills have been able thrive even in bustling urban cities. But they can also live in rural settings and towns. You can find foxes in the following countries:
• South American countries like Venezuela and Columbia
• United States of America (Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas)
A fox's home is called a den. A den is usually a hole in the ground or elsewhere (like a garden shed, porch, or patio). This den is a fox's sanctuary and consider them a place of refuge to the point that even though dogs (sent in by hunters) into those dens, a fox may refuse to flee and consequently get injured or worse, killed by the dogs.
In Urban Areas
Foxes create their shelters or dens under porches, decks or sheds of unsuspecting homeowners. This is not uncommon in urban areas. The underside of a porch, deck or shed is a rather cozy place for a fox to potentially raise it's kits or keep shelter against the elements. This is especially true during harsh winters.
If you happen to find a fox den in your home, it might be wise to let them be for the moment until the fox's young are old enough to leave the den and accompany the parents while foraging. By this time, it will not be long before they will leave the den site and move on for good.
In Rural Areas
Foxes, as previously mentioned are also found in rural areas such as:
Where are the most likely to be found?
- Abandoned underground burrows of other small animals
- Hollows of trees
- Rock piles
- Crevices between and under cliffs
- Lower forest canopy (because some foxes can climb)
Because of the fox's solitary and mysterious nature, it is hard to say where they are more prevalent. Of course, it's natural habitat is in the wild and in the more remote, rural settings but because of human encroachment, it is now harder to say if you can find foxes more in rural settings than in urban settings. To make matters even more complicated, foxes are not afraid to wander into human territory so they are bound to found in more urban areas more and more in the years to come.