- Halpin, Margaret
University of Maine Graduate School
Habitat use by red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in eastern Maine was studied during the winters of 1982 and 1983. One hundred and twenty five km of fox trails were followed during periods of snow cover. Relationships between habitat use, snow conditions, food availability, and reproductive activities were examined. Red foxes used all available habitats, but greatest proportions of travel distance occurred in softwood stands and open areas. Foxes avoided hardwood stands. Roads and trails were used for short distance travel.