The white fox was found throughout the temperate highlands and northern plains of Middle-earth.

Actually only white in winter, the white fox's dense pelt was normally a bright, silvery grey. The long hairs readily picked up grass pollen, often causing it, like the Grass Cats to appear to be a strange light green in color. Even during the winter, the coat was adorned with black-tipped guard hairs that lent it silvery gleam, so the fox was hardly ever really white.

White foxes lived in shallow burrows and dined on small mammals, birds (especially ground birds), and their eggs, as well as substantial quantities of large insects, such as grasshoppers.


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