The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest of the true foxes and one of the most widely distributed, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere including most of North America, Europe and Asia, plus parts of North Africa. It is our only wild member of the dog family. They are not fussy eaters and will happily munch on small mammals, birds, frogs, worms as well as berries and fruit! Foxes that live in towns and cities may even scavenge in bins to look for scraps. A male fox, called a dog makes a barking noise whereas the females, called vixens make a spine-chilling scream sound.