The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) occur throughout Alaska except for most areas of Prince William Sound and Southeast. The widespread distribution of the red fox in North America reflects its ability to adapt to different environments as well as its ability to survive on a varied animal and vegetable diet. The red fox is an omnivore, though their preferred food seems to be small mammals such as mice, ground squirrels and hares they also eat birds, eggs, plants, carrion and berries. The red fox belongs to the same family (Canidae) as the dog, coyote, and wolf. It is distinctive for its coat of long lustrous fur, and its relatively large and bushy tail.