Fox

Fox is a common name for many species of omnivorous mammals belonging to the Canidae family. Foxes are small to medium-sized canids (slightly smaller than a medium-sized domestic dog), characterized by possessing a long narrow snout, and a bushy tail (or brush).

Members of about 37 species are referred to as foxes, of which only 12 species actually belong to the Vulpes genus of "true foxes". By far the most common and widespread species of fox is the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), although various species are found on almost every continent. The presence of fox-like carnivores all over the globe, together with their widespread reputation for cunning, has contributed to their appearance in popular culture and folklore in many societies around the world (see also Foxes in culture). The hunting of foxes with packs of hounds, long an established pursuit in Europe, especially the British Isles, was exported by European settlers to various parts of the New World.

Read more about Fox:  Etymology, General Characteristics, Classification, Diet, Conservation, Relationships With Humans

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Famous quotes containing the word fox:

    The lily in splendor, the vine in her grace,
    The fox in the forest, all had their desire,
    As then I had mine, in the place that was happy and poor.
    Ruth Pitter (b. 1897)

    In a room with a stuffed fox and a stale fern,
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

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    And therto brood, as though it were a spade.
    Upon the cop right of his nose he hade
    A werte, and theron stood a toft of herys
    Reed as the brustles of a sowes erys.
    His nosethirles blake were and wyde.
    Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400)