The red fox can be found throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Red foxes are common in Utah and typically found in open and semi-open habitats, although they are occasionally found in cities and residential areas.
The red fox is a member of the canid family, along with wolves, coyotes, and domestic dogs. Foxes are cunning omnivores and talented scavengers. They feed primarily on small mammals, insects, amphibians, fish, fruits, berries, nuts, eggs, and carcasses.
Red foxes may be active at any time but are most active at dawn and dusk. Screeching yowls, barking, yipping, and howling are common calls. Foxes also have a powerful musky odor.
Please know that live trapping can be dangerous, and there are laws about what can be done with a caught animal and where it can be taken or relocated. If you have caught an animal in your own trap and would like us to remove it for you, we charge a fee, but we are happy to come and get it from you and return your trap.