Red foxes, a member of the canine family, have reddish fur and a bushy tail that most of the time has a white tip. There are different color phases of red fox, including black, silver and a cross between red and silver. They are opportunistic but generally eat small mammals, rabbits, squirrels and birds. They tend to be solitary. They only use dens to raise young but will find cover during the day to rest. Red foxes are adaptable and can be found in rural, suburban and urban areas. There is a restricted trapping season on red foxes and a license is required.