Arctic Fox -by Rebekah Mackinnon

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The Arctic Fox

By Rebekah Mackinnon, Grade 3
Project due, January 23, 2013

The Arctic Fox is a cute ball of white fluff. They are the size of a cat. They have short ears and legs; they have fur on the bottom of their feet, to keep their feet warm when they walk in the snow. Their fur coats are white in the winter months; this helps them blend in with the snow to protect them from their enemies. Brown – grey in the summer months, so then they look like the rocks and plants that grow in the tundra. The fox has a big bushy tail that they use for balance just like a cat. They also use their long bushy tail to keep them warm when they are sleeping. They have cute little faces, with a black nose and pretty brown eyes. They are one of my favorite animals.

The Arctic fox lives in some of the coldest places on earth. In Canada they live in the Northwest Territories. Most foxes dig burrows under the ground or in dens. Some of the dens are over 300 years old. Each new generation of foxes will live there. Most of these dens have over a hundred doorways to get in them. If a fox doesn’t have a den they will burrow deep in the snow for shelter or find a cliff ledge.
The Arctic Fox will eat rodents, birds, seal pups, fish, and bird eggs. They will eat vegetables, berries and seaweed if they find them. The fox will follow a polar bear and eat its scraps, left over from supper. The Arctic Fox is a smart hunter they are good to catch things under deep snow. They listen for a mouse...
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