12 months in the life of a fox
This is briefly twelve months in the life of both the urban fox and the rural fox in the UK
|January||The mating season. This is when territories are well established and vocal activity at night starts to decline.|
|February||The vixen seeks out a den (or earth/set), which she may be actively excavating.|
In the case of the urban fox, this may be under decking or garden shed.
|March||The cubs are born, and the vixen stays underground while her mate hunts and scavengers for food.|
Spoiled food quickly litters the outside of the den.
|April||The cubs start to appear outside the den.|
|May||The cubs are now eating some solid food brought in by both parents.|
|June||The cubs are weaned from their mother’s milk and stay above ground most of the time.|
|July||The parents begin to provide less food to encourage the cubs to start fending for themselves.|
|August||The cubs begin to forage and become less dependent on their parents.|
|September||Cubs are now fully grown. Natural food is plentiful and they start to forage on their own.|
In the case of the urban fox, more often than not the food will be scavenged.
|October||Families begin to break up and young animals start to disperse.|
|November||Adults fight with young animals, causing further dispersion.|
|December||Foxes are highly territorial and nocturnal vocalisation reaches its peak.|
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