Soundscapes

The different calls of foxes make an evocative contribution to the soundscape of the city.  Their cries can vary depending on the time of year – for example, the ghoulish scream of the vixen as she advertises her whereabouts during the mating season, or the competitive calls of cubs as they fight over food to establish their hierarchy.  Sounds can disturb us – the vixen can seem eerily like somebody is being attacked – but once we learn to recognise these sounds they lose some of their fear.

Listen to different fox calls in this short YouTube video.

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