Watch this fox steal golf balls! LOL!
1) Foxes are not pack animals. When raising their young, they live in small families—called a "leash of foxes" or a "skulk of foxes"—in underground burrows. Otherwise, they hunt and sleep alone.
2) Foxes have a lot in common with cats and are the only member of the dog family that can climb trees.
3) The Red Fox is the most common fox.
4) Like a guided missile, the fox harnesses the earth's magnetic field to hunt.
5) Vixens (female foxes) have been known to go to great lengths to protect their pups—once, in England, a fox pup was caught in a wire trap for two weeks but survived because its mother brought it food every day.
6) The Fennec Fox is the world's smallest type of fox and weighs less than three pounds. It lives in the Sahara Desert.
7) Foxes are known to be friendly and curious. They play among themselves, as well as with other animals, like cats and dogs do. They love balls, which they will steal from backyards and golf courses.
8) In the 1960s, a Soviet geneticist named Dmitry Belyaev bred thousands of foxes before achieving a domesticated fox.
9) The arctic fox, which lives in the northernmost areas of the hemisphere, can handle cold better than most animals on earth. It doesn't even get cold until –70°C (-94°F).
10) Whether to ban fox hunting continues to be a controversial subject in the UK. Currently, fox hunting with dogs is not allowed.
11) They appear throughout folklore in Asia and Europe, as well as Native American stories.
12) The bat-eared fox is aptly named, not just because of its 5-inch ears, but because of what it uses those ears for—like the bat, it listens for insects.
13) During his voyage on the Beagle, Charles Darwin collected a fox that today is unimaginatively called Darwin's Fox. This small gray fox is critically endangered and lives only in Chile.
14) Foxes make 40 different sounds. The most startling though might be its scream.