The Fox is an animal found in Red Dead Redemption. In the 6th "Master Hunter challenge" 5 fox pelts in addition to those the player already has acquired, along with 5 Raccoon pelts and Skunk pelts. They appear brown/dark reddish in game, and will flee from the player if approached. Despite their somewhat cowardly and passive behaviour, Foxes are ruthless in packs and they will often attack the player for no reason at all. 3 bites from a Fox can kill the player.
Foxes that appear in-game appear to be the Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) as they have grayish-brown fur like real gray foxes and the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) with their rusty red-colored fur like their real counterparts. However, Red Foxes can be many colors other than red, including Gray, Silver, White, Brown, and Black.
They can be found in various locations, but are most common northwest of the Wreck of the Serendipity (particularly the area with a group of trees directly north of the "Wreck of the Serendipity" map name), also between the Two Crows (head north from Riley's Charge) and the road to the west, and abundantly high in Rio Del Lobo. They can also be found south of Beecher's Hope in West Elizabeth, where the fox image is on the map, there will be foxes barking/howling. Foxes are often found running around the ranch in Beecher's Hope to the west. "Baiting" in the Rio del Lobo canyon or near Venter's Place frequently attracts foxes, although it isn't strictly necessary. It should be noted that baiting in this area may attract cougars frequently too (when more up-hill in Rio del Lobo). Also, in Rio del Lobo and just south of Armadillo, one can often see a skulk of foxes chasing a herd of deer at night.
There is a hunting/skinning challenge that occurs randomly east of Warthington Ranch at night, where a Hunter will ask Marston to hunt and skin foxes for him. He will give some bait, and after using it, three to five foxes appear.
Occasionally found at "Odd Fellow's Rest", in large quantities.
Rank 6 of the Master Hunter Challenges requires that Marston kills and skins 5 foxes (in addition to 5 Raccoons and 5 Skunks). The aforementioned technique of baiting around The Hanging Rock is an easy way to complete this rank of the challenge.
- Foxes will rarely attack the player when no horse is in sight and the player is standing still. This trait is also shared with Coyotes.
The player must kill a fox to successfully complete the following achievement:
Kill every animal species in the game in any game mode.