Red fox, Vulpes vulpes, kills a European beaver, Castor fiber, kit

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Kile, Nils B. ; Nakken, Petter J. ; Rosell, Frank ; Espeland, Sigurd (1996)
  • Publisher: Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
  • Journal: (issn: 0008-3550)
  • Subject: 485 | Beavers | Foxes

We observed an adult Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) attack, kill and partially consume a 2-month-old female kit European Beaver (Castor fiber) near its lodge in Norway. The inner organs were consumed first. One adult beaver apparently attempted to frighten the fox away by tail-slapping.
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