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Food habits and management of introduced red fox in southern California

  • Author(s): Golightly, Richard T., Jr.
  • Faulhaber, Michelle R.
  • Sallee, Kevin L.
  • Lewis, Jeffrey C.
  • et al.
Abstract

Introduced red fox in urban Orange County, California ate a wide variety of foods. Mammals and birds were consumed at all times of the year and both taxa appeared in approximately half or more of the fecal samples at all times of the year. Human supplied food remains were also common and supplemental feeding occurred at all study sites. Supplemental feeding has the potential to exacerbate problems for management of introduced red fox and several endangered species.

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