The most common sounds heard from the red fox are a quick series of barks, but more intense is its chilling, screechy take of a howl. The shrill, hoarse, almost scream of anguish, is usually heard during breeding season. Outside of the barks and screams, foxes will use a quieter form of communication, kind of a guttural chattering with the odd yelp or howl known as ‘gekkering’.
Fox tracks look like a chevron with four toes and a pad, leaving somewhat of a triangular shape. Gray fox tracks are a little more clearer to identify as they have less fur than their red counterparts. In both species, however, the middle toes have distinguishing claw marks that set the track—or top of chevron—off.
Fox poop is generally rope-like, segmented and tapered, full of fur, tiny bones, seeds, and berries. In rural areas fox poop tends to be quite dark, but in urban areas where foxes have access to human food, it can be somewhat lighter.
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