As people, we use tools, baits, tree stands and weapons to get the chance to take down an animal. But these predators use nothing other than their brain and body to not just hunt but survive on a daily basis.
Red foxes are no exception, being small predators. These wild dogs can weigh up to 15 pounds and are about 3 feet in length from nose to tail.
Foxes have a wide diet eating birds, bugs, reptiles and small mammals. They will scavenge and even eat fruit and berries if they have to.
These dogs rely on their eyesight and hearing to pick up on potential prey. They then will sneak up even crawling on the ground to get within range. When they do get close enough, they take of in a burst and quickly take down their prey with a bite from their sharp and powerful teeth and jaws.
They can reach up to 30 miles per hour in these bursts and jump 6 feet across or even 3 up in the air chasing after prey.
This fox put on a full display in these folks back yard while he chased down a squirrel.
The squirrel gives the fox a good run for his money. It’s seen perch on a fence post trying to stay clear of the approaching predator.
The fox takes the jump and the chase is on. The squirrel takes off with the fox hot on its tail. It takes a leap up onto the fence again, but the fox quickly follows.
The pair go behind a pile of junk and the fox finally gets him.