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Running with the Fox Hardcover – October 22, 1987

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YA-- Macdonald has given to posterity his research which involved techniques for following foxes through the night. His work was enhanced by the latest in radiotagging, night vision binoculars, and a 15-year study using a succession of hand-reared cubs to act as "spies." This book is more than a definitive statement on the subject, for it offers a sensitivity to this beautiful, adaptable animal that is nearing extinction, written in the tone that a biographer would use when writing of a revered and beloved relative. The photographs, drawings, descriptions, diagrams, and the charting of behavior patterns provide readers with insight into the true nature of the elusive, intelligent, and little-known or understood fox. This book is sure to be in demand for years to come, a classic to be read again and again.
- Barbara Batty, Port Arthur Schools, Tex.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Unwin Hyman; 1st edition (October 22, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0044400845
  • ISBN-13: 978-0044400844
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,297,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was directed to this book by a group of fox owners at a site called Sybil's Den when I asked for some information about foxes. I was a little bit leary- I've purchased a couple fox books before that didn't tell me much more than Wikipedia does! I was happily surprised by this book! Macdonald tells of his extensive hands on experience of watching, raising, living, and, yes, running with the fox. Foxes have social systems far more complex than I had imagined. Macdonald tells of his first hand observations of fox behavior between den-members, fox mates, and territorial skirmishes in avid detail. His writing style keeps the reader absorbed, letting you get to know individual foxes and their personalities as he comes across them. I fell so in love with one of the foxes he talked about that I began to cry when she fell ill and died- of course, that could just be me!
This is a GREAT book, and I encourage everyone who is curious about foxes to get it. It's very educational and a good read overall.
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We have red foxes living in our neighborhood, but they are so secretive that it's almost impossible for the casual observer to learn much about them. And their behavior when accepting handouts or raiding the hen house is only the tip of the iceberg.

Red foxes are fantastic animals and are some of the most physically and socially adaptable creatures on earth. Some sources recognize as many as 44 subspecies. Red foxes are one of the most abundant wild canids in the world.

David Macdonald has spend decades studying red foxes: Primarily in England, but in the Middle East too, as well as a few other species such as arctic foxes in Iceland. This book is filled with his observations, stories, many beautiful photos, and drawings.

It is the best book I've found for the lay-person who wants to understand red fox behavior.
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I read this book while raising a litter of foxes, the author's insights into fox society was very helpful. Many things that he related I either had experienced or came upon later. This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in knowing more about foxes and will dispell many of the things that we thought were true of fox behaviour.
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By Vil on March 16, 2013
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Easy to read, interesting if you like foxes or are interested in possibly studying animals. It is a man's study of foxes in England, where it is considered a pest. I learned alot about the critter, and have a much healthier respect for them.
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Amazing book, I'm very happy with my purchase. Very informational and beautifuly put together.
I've been searching for a book on foxes for several weeks with no results even at bookstore in the country.
This is a great find, it has beautiful photographs and it is a fairly easy read. I would certainly recommend it to someone who is trying to learn about foxes and their behaviors.
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