The most common and widespread of the world’s many fox species is the European red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Foxes are a major pest species in Australia that threaten agricultural and native species alike. Foxes have pointed muzzles, flattened slender skulls, large ears and long bushy tails. Adult male foxes weigh around 6 kg, with females closer to 5 kg.

The fox is a Class 2 declared pest animal and is considered a key threanening process in Australia.

Author Land Protection (Invasive Plants and Animals), QLD
Date null
Year 2007
Publisher Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, QL
Department Biosecurity Queensland
Notes Notes
Region QLD