The struggle to survive isn't always a fair fight. Here's what separates nature's winners from its losers.
A fox can leap the length of a living room to pounce paws-first upon an unsuspecting vole.
Even when it can’t see squat, a fox’s super-sensitive whiskers guide its teeth to snap up a squirming vole.
More than 400 voles may live in a space the size of a football field. With so many morsels scurrying around, each vole has better odds of not being munched.
Rodents Voles build a maze of tunnels through the grass, snow, and soil to disappear into when a hungry fox comes calling. Prairie vole
A fox’s oversized ears can pinpoint a vole rustling under the snow from 100 feet away—about the length of a basketball court!
Voles are like walking cheeseburgers, and nearly every predator in Missouri will snack on one if given the chance. Red foxes are no exception, and this particular rodent has run its last maze.
Nichole LeClair Terrill