Red fox prey demands and implications to prairie duck production

  title={Red fox prey demands and implications to prairie duck production},
  author={A. Sargeant},
  journal={Journal of Wildlife Management},
  • A. Sargeant
  • Published 1978
  • Biology
  • Journal of Wildlife Management
  • Experiments were conducted during spring and summer with 33 red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) to determine prey demands, feeding characteristics, and growth rates using natural foods. Pups began eating prey the 4th week after birth. Then, prey consumption averaged 1.38 and 1.90 kg/pup/week for weeks 58 and 9-12 of the denning season respectively, and 2.54 kg/pup/week for the postdenning period. Feeding by adults averaged 2.25 kg/adult/week. Free water was not needed by either pups or adults. About 90… CONTINUE READING
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