Crab-Eating Fox

Crab-Eating Fox – Cleverness

illustration of a crab eating fox which is dusky grey and brown with a pale chest looking to the left with a purple and blue background, and green fronds.

Keywords: Cleverness. Using intelligence instead of force to problem-solve. Think it over. Resourcefulness. Stimulate your senses. Scent therapy and magic. Expand your hobbies or find new ways to enjoy yourself. Cycles. Changing your habits based on the seasons – both external and internal.

Description: The crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous) or maikong is a medium-sized canine endemic to the savannahs, woodlands, plains, campo, and subtropical forests of South America. They are not closely related to true foxes. Crab-eating foxes have coats that can vary in colouration, but are predominantly greyish-brown. Crab-eating foxes form monogamous pairs, and these can become larger groups. They make different sounds, most often when pairs lose contact, and can howl, bark and make a whirring noise.

During rainy seasons they move to higher altitudes, and back to lower altitudes when it’s drier. They are more likely to be territorial during the dry season, and less likely when food is abundant. They change their hunting methods depending on prey. They primarily eat crabs during the wet season, and also take turtle eggs, tortoises, fruit, insects, lizards, carrion, crustaceans, and eggs. They are opportunistic feeders. Crab-eating foxes can be easily domesticated. They are considered to have a secure population.