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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. Foxes are a meat eaters. Its main food is usually rabbits, young hares, rats and small birds. It also eats mice, insects and fruit. It 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.