Foxes on Long Island
Red Foxes are the only species of fox native to Long Island. Red Foxes are omnivores eating everything from fruits and vegetables to small mammals and birds. They mainly hunt at dawn and dusk and will store extra food under leaves, snow, or dirt to be eaten later. Foxes are part of the Canidae family like dogs and wolves but unlike these relatives, foxes do not live in large packs but rather in small family units.