What Do The Red Fox Eat? If you’re reading this for an academic zoology assignment, you’ll get a lot of specific information. Red foxes are one of the most widely known fox species in North America. They are found in almost every state across the continent, preferring woodlands, rural and suburban areas, wetland habitats, and brushy fields with open sections for hunting. They are the most common species found in the United States, and the most widely distributed of all foxes. Red foxes are highly adaptable animals and have been known to inhabit areas as barren as tundra and as densely forested as boreal forests.