The Fox (Sionnach/ Madra Rua):is one of the most common mammals in Ireland.The fox is found in most types of country, from farmland to woodland, from sand dunes and sea cliffs to mountaintops. The fox is a meat eater. Its main food is usually rabbits, young hares, rats and small birds. It also eats mice, insects and fruit. The fox is a member of the dog family, with a brownish red coat and a bushy tail tipped with white. The male fox is called a dog fox. A female is called a vixen and a baby is called a cub. Cubs are born during late February to the end of March. A litter of four or five is usual.