Are they afraid of humans, or just wary? And, being out in the wilds, are they as persecuted as our urban and not-so-urban foxes are? Our urban squirrels (greys for the most part in the UK, except for some lucky areas that have the red) can be cheeky little monsters, raiding bird feeders and begging for food if they hear the rustle of a crisp bag!
No our foxes are not run down by human's and dogs. They do get their fair share of humans in car's. but some can be very savvy about staying alive. Most are afraid of humans. I think there will always be all the above but for the most part foxes here as all animals really are very allusive. I live in the area that transitions between hard wood bush and boreal forest to strictly coniferous forest. So within a couple hours I can be in any and all.
Here at home I have all the critters you have seen me post.. From Moose and black bear to pine marten, beaver, muskrat, deer, Lynx, loon, owls, its a land of Lakes, ponds, rivers, hard wood bush and spruce bog.
Perfect for the wildlife photog..