Foxes are common in the neighborhood of Rome.
Silver foxes apparently also occur in northern Asia.
Young foxes can be tamed to a certain extent, and do not then emit the well-known odour to any great degree unless excited.
Foxes, martens, weasels, badgers and otters are to be found everywhere; bears are found in the Alps, wolves are rare, but they find their way sometimes from French territory to the western provinces, or from Poland to Prussia and Posen.
The so-called foxes of South America, such as the crab-eating fox (C. thous), Azara's fox (C. azarae), and the colpeo (C. magellanicus), are aberrant members of the typical genus Canis.