Variation in the spatial and social behaviour of the red fox, Vulpes vulpes.
Voigt DR., Macdonald DW.
The behaviour of the red fox is notable for its flexibility. Populations compared are from Ontario, Canada, and Oxfordshire, England; contrasts are more notable since the landscapes in these areas are superficially similar. Foxes in the 2 populations differed in their territory sizes, adult group sizes, dispersal distances, reproductive parameters, foraging behaviour and interspecific competition. The areas differed in 3 respects which are suggested to underline the observed variation: 1) dispersion and abundance of available prey; 2) pattern and type of fox mortality; and 3) extent of seasonal climatic variation. -from Authors