The red fox is a beautiful little creature. The are amazing at catching prey. Many people keep them as pets.
HOUNDS are in hot pursuit. Escape seems impossible. But in an instant the pursued one is dashing over an old log that has fallen across a stream. Midway he notes a tiny island and leaps to it. Will the next jump be to the far side of the brook? No. Surprisingly, he springs back to the bank he just left, then darts off in another direction. Soon, the dogs appear. Right to the middle of the log they follow the would-be victim’s scent. There it disappears, but they go on to the other side of the stream. Yes, the pursuers have been foiled completely.
In that true-life episode, the cunning escapee was a fox. But just how crafty are foxes? What are they really like?
Russian arctic foxes endangered by growing their relatives – red foxes – population, the researchers say. For the first time Russia’s remote northern red fox has been observed in arctic foxes besibraunanti cave, where she raises the pups. Arctic fox has left his cave of an intruder, while leaving their little ones to take care of ourselves, the BBC report.
For the sake of comparison, Usain Bolt of Jamaica achieved a 100-meter world record of 9.58 seconds, which is equal to a speed of 37.6 km/h (23 mph), at the World Athletic Championships in 2009; thus, the top 10 fastest land mammals of the animal kingdom are capable of outrunning a human. If a human can attain cheetah’s speed in the 100-meter sprint, the record would drop to only three seconds.