The common name of this animal, “fox” is the Anglo-Saxon name for this animal and refers to its crafty behavior. In the twenty-first century, hunters still respect and appreciate foxes for their ability to elude.
The playfulness and amazing agility of these streamlined mammals endear them to humans, but their voracious appetite makes these graceful, powerful swimmers a serious predator for crayfish and other small aquatic organisms.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.