Aggressive Behaviour Exhibited by a San Joaquin Kit Fox, Vulpes macrotis mutica

Howard O. Clark


While placing a hairtube-trapping device near a Kit Fox natal den, I observed a juvenile Kit Fox exhibit aggressive behaviour towards my presence. Although Kit Foxes usually are not aggressive, my observation demonstrated that some Kit Foxes defend their natal dens when alarmed.


San Joaquin Kit Fox; Vulpes macrotis mutica; aggressive behaviour; natal den; California

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