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Set B5 - British Wild Life - card information

9. The Fox
(Vulpes vulpes)

9. The Fox

The red fox is widely distributed throughout Europe and nowhere does it flourish more than in the British Isles, being common from the fringe of London to the outer wilds. It lives on mice and frogs, rabbits and hares, it takes ground-nesting birds and raids fowl pens, and has many foes, from huntsman and hounds to the irate poultry keeper, but it is a cunning creature. In nursery rhyme, in poetry and story it is a popular hero, depicted as the personification of guile, usually winning in a war of wits - it is indeed the cunning fox.