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Interesting Nature Facts #43 – Red Fox

by | Oct 21, 2018

A red fox hones in on the Earth’s magnetic field to fine-tune its pounce, allowing it to target mice stirring 3 feet beneath the snow. Unlike its canine relative the wolf, the nocturnal red fox prefers a life of seclusion to one of roaming in packs. It can run as fast as 30 miles an hour!

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Interesting Nature Facts is a series about the flora, fauna and places that make North America so amazing. Posts include nature photos that are short & sweet, and all about the native and naturalized wildlife that is all around us with just one or two interesting nature facts that you might not know about. If you want to find out even more, simply click on the image or links above!

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