January 21, 2013

Red Fox in Winter

Animals in New Hampshire have to contend with snow, sleet, wind, and freezing temperatures. Yet, many mammals remain active throughout the coldest months of the year. How do they do it?

The red fox is one example of a mammal who stays active during the winter. A red fox’s coat changes as the weather begins to cool. This new coat is much denser than their summer coat and keeps them quite warm. They also use their big fluffy tail to help protect themselves from cold and wind by wrapping it around themselves.

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