Foxes are almost cat like when it comes to hunting. When they hunt mice, they won't move and let the mouse come close to them. When the mouse is close enough, the fox will jump into the air and bring its front paws down on the mouse. After pouncing on it, the fox will hold it there until it gets free and runs away. The fox will chase after it in a game of cat and mouse. After playing with the mouse, the fox will eventually decide to eat.
Foxes have excellent hearing and an excellent sense of smell.
Fact: Foxes have over 200,000,000 scent receptors in their nose!
They can hear a mouse from great distances. If they were in a meadow, they could hear a mouse that would probably be on the other side of it. They're ears are big so they can detect almost every sound possible.
Foxes sense of smell is outstanding, more than that of a dog. They can smell every little detail about something. If you held out your hand to a fox, the fox could know what you did the past couple of days. Every meal you have eaten, every other human contact or anything else that you might have touched, the fox will be able to smell it. After a while, and enough times washing your hand, those traces will disappear so the fox cannot know everything that went on for the past couple of days that those scent might have lingered.
Smelling is also important when searching for a new territory or scavanging. A fox will leave his mark around his territory to warn off other foxes, but usually the scent will be weathered away so the scent has to be refreshened often. If a fox is scavanging for food, it can smell it but sometimes won't find it. If another fox has come and eaten the food, they will urinate near there to tell other foxes that the food has already been claimed.
A foxes eyesight is not a good as it could be. They mostly rely on their other senses for hunting and protecting itself. If you were to stand absolutely still, there is a good chance that a fox would walk right by you without seeing you.
There are many type of breeds of foxes, there's the red fox, arctic fox, grey fox, swift fox, bat-eared fox, etc. The most common is the red fox.
Red foxes can come in a vary of colors. If you see a black fox, it's most likely a red fox. Red foxes come in many colors and each has it's own name. The cross fox usally has black fur along its back and across its shoulders. These foxes are usually prized for fur traders.
The silver fox is also a vulpes vulpes, but it has black and white fur mixed in. The fur is not actually grey or silver, just with the black and white fur mixed in together, it looks like a silver coat. This is a picture of a black fox but near the rear, is where the silver fur is.
Vulpes vulpes can be all black too or all white just with some black markings along its body. White vulpes vulpes are very rare in the wild, they are usually only found in fur farms or if they are bred in captivity. Though all vulpes vulpes have a white tipped tail. And they'll usually have black stockings.
Arctic foxes are smaller than the red fox and only live around the arctic circle and farther north. In the summer, they'll have a grey coat but in the winter, they'll have an all white coat.
These next ones most of us know, they are found starting from north america, to the midle east all the way down to India.
North Africa and the Middle East
South and Southeast Asia and Australia