Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Q. How many sunflower seeds can a red fox eat?
A. As many as he wants.
I thought the fox was a carnivore, but after watching one devour the fallen contents of a bird feeder in my yard this morning, I learned something: if he's hungry, this particular fox isn't picky. I have to wonder, though, if he would prefer the plump little finches and chickadees that hang around the feeder instead of the crunchy seeds they eat. According to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, (http://wildlife.state.co.us/Education/mammalsguide/foxes.asp) foxes mostly eat rodents, rabbits and birds. This photo comes from Wild Forever, (www.wildforever.org) a local wildlife foundation that cares for sick, orphaned and injured wildlife in the Pikes Peak region. - Deb

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