The red fox is the largest of the true foxes and the most abundant wild member of the Carnivora, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia. 

In an essay titled “The Hedgehog and the Fox” by philosopher Isaiah Berlin, Berlin divides writers and thinkers into two categories: hedgehogs, who view the world through the lens of a single defining idea, and foxes, who draw on a wide variety of experiences, and for whom the world cannot be boiled down to a single idea.