In this engaging introduction to the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), J. David Henry recounts his years of field research on this flame-colored predator. With its catlike whiskers, teeth, and paws, as well as vertical-slit pupils, the North American red fox not only resembles but often behaves like a feline, especially when hunting. Probing the reasons for these similarities, Henry reveals the behavior and ecology of a species that thrives from the edge of suburbia to the cold northern tundra.
Smithsonian; April 2013
- ISBN: 9781588343390
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- Title: Red Fox
- Author: J. David Henry
Imprint: Smithsonian Books
In The Press
“Grace and elegance mark the fox. In a way, both adjectives could be used for this book as well.”—Newsday
About The Author
J. DAVID HENRY is a biologist who spent six years studying red foxes in Canada.