Foxes in trees: a threat for Australian arboreal fauna?

Valentina S. A. MellaA,C, Clare McArthurA, Robert FrendB and Mathew S. CrowtherA

ASchool of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia.

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We document the first evidence of tree climbing by red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Australia. Camera traps recorded foxes in trees on the Liverpool Plains, New South Wales. This finding prompts a reassessment of the impact that this invasive predator has on Australian fauna: from purely terrestrial to also potentially arboreal.