The Effect of Fox Inhabitance on Cove River Sustainability

Organization(s):West Haven High School
Student(s):Ryan Ronan and Kori Wilkerson
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
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Date Submitted:05/11/2012

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Cove River is a secluded area of West Haven, CT of approximately fifteen acres filled with all kinds of plant and animal life. For over seven thousand years, Native Americans inhabited the area of Cove River. They were very interactive with the environment and the wildlife became an essential part of their lives. There are many types of wildlife in Cove River. These include deer, fox, rabbits, squirrels, birds, insects, etc. The main focus of this research was on the fox. Foxes have been around since the time of the Native Americans. The type of fox living in Cove River is a red fox. They like to live on the edge of residential wooded areas so there is plenty of water. They also like to dig holes in the ground to use as their den. The fox is an omnivore so it feeds on plants like fruits, nuts, insects, etc. It also eats small animals such as reptiles, birds, rabbits, squirrels, etc. The objective of this research is to determine that if evidence of fox inhabitance is found, then the Cove River animal habitat is still suitable because the fox have been there for many years.



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