The type of fox found in Scotland is the European fox. It is famed for its eye-catching red fur, white chest and brush-like tail. Foxes are one of the most common mammals in the country.
They are territorial creatures, which usually limits the amount you'll find in any given area. Their dens are called 'earths', which are underground burrows.
Foxes breed between December and January. At this time of year you may hear vixens make an unmistakable screaming noise. Fox cubs are born in the Spring and are old enough to survive on their own from Autumn the same year. Some cubs will leave to find their own territories, whilst others may stay to remain within their family and help raise the next group of babies.