Foxes can be said to be highly intelligent animals, they are not only sensitive to movement, but the smell is also very powerful.
Some foxes also know how to alert their companions to traps by leaving a stench, which shows that the fox is a very strong sense of teamwork.
1. Red foxes: leaving a stench to alert their companions
The red fox is the largest of the foxes and inhabits the entire northern hemisphere, often in boulder crevices or ravines, sometimes even in a group of holes with badgers.
It has very peculiar eyes that often glow brightly in the dark and a long, fluffy, dense coat. Although it is called a red fox, its fur is rich in color, usually orange-red, but of course, white, gray, and light yellow are also common, and even black red foxes are not uncommon.
Interestingly, they can use their voices to communicate and easily recognize the voices of their companions. According to scientists, red foxes have 28 different sounds to use for communication.
If the red fox finds a hunter, it will quietly follow the hunter. If it sees a hunter designing a trap, it will leave a foul smell at each trap to alert its companions and tell them never to fall for it.
2. Tibetan fox: following brown bears to hunt for rodents and rabbits
The Tibetan fox is mainly found in the Tibetan Plateau. Due to its unique skull structure, it forms a square-faced appearance but gives the Tibetan fox an advantage when hunting and chewing. This is because the shape of the skull is best suited for eating meat.
The main prey of the Tibetan fox is the plateau sage grouse. But as you know, sage grouse are always very resourceful and disappear into holes in the ground without a trace once they encounter danger.
The Tibetan fox is very smart and follows the brown bear to hunt. It usually hides on one side, and when the bear digs the hole with brute force, the sage grouse will run around. The fox will take advantage of the opportunity to capture the fleeing sage grouse.
3. Arctic fox: in order to eat lemmings, it hit the ground with its head
The Arctic fox, also known as the blue fox and white fox, is relatively small in size, with its tail taking up a large part of its proportion.
Arctic foxes are very beautiful and cute. The entire body is covered with snow-white fur, which is not only its protective color but also a cold-proof coat.
The fleshy pads on the soles of its feet are also covered with a thick layer of hair. Don't underestimate these hairs, it can make the Arctic fox walk on the snow, and not easy to sink deep into the snow. Even when running on the tundra, it is not easy to slip.
The Arctic fox likes to eat rodents and fish, which are its big meal. Even if it finds delicious meat, it will not give up. In case of extreme food shortage, the Arctic fox also eats some seaweed and even some animal droppings.
To get a delicious meal, the Arctic fox needs a particularly strong head. In order to catch prey, the Arctic fox often hits its head against the ground, burrows its head deep in the snow, and then grabs out a lemming.
Through the above introduction, do you think the fox is highly intelligent or cunning?