Wildlife Wednesday: Red Fox
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
At our Nova Scotia resort, we love sharing our home with many Nova Scotia wildlife species! Guests can often spot a variety of our furry friends around Liscombe Lodge to observe and photograph. One friendly and social animal you might encounter is the red fox – featured in this week’s Wildlife Wednesday.
The red fox can be found throughout most of North America and can be found in and around Liscombe Lodge. They eat a variety of different things from mice, squirrels and moles to muskrats or ducks. Their accurate hearing and keen sense of smell helps them find a tasty treat for their family.
Males are found to be larger than females weighing in between 3.5 and 7 kg. Red foxes have a sharp pointed face and ears and are easy to identify from other foxes because of their long silky red fur.
Breeding typically takes place between February and March and litters can be from four to eight babies. Their young will be born between March and May and are ready to leave the den when they are about 14 to 16 weeks old.
To find out more information about the red fox, visit the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park website.
Our Nova Scotia resort will be closing for the season on October 13th so book your last minute getaway soon! We have many exciting and affordable Nova Scotia packages for our guests to take advantage of for the perfect fall vacation or Halifax staycation. We hope to see you soon!