Head & body length: 600-900mm
Tail length: 350-450mm
Overall orange-brown fur on most of the body and tail, jaws, underside are white as is the tail tip. Ears black-backed, feet also black.
Habitat: Woodland, Farmland, Moors, Built-up areas.
Mainly nocturnal and crepuscular, diurnal activity depends on degree of persecution. In summer may be active long after dawn, especially if vixen has young cubs. Activity influenced by weather, reduced on cold, wet nights.