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For other uses, see Fox.

Foxes are wild creatures found in ​Skyrim. They are passive to the Dragonborn and wander freely throughout forests, occasionally witnessed hunting other wildlife, such as rabbits. Other larger animals will hunt foxes. 

They can be hunted for their pelts, but when attacked they will flee unless Courage or Frenzy is cast on them or if they are possessed by a spriggan.


There are two species of fox, which differ only in coloration and pelt types. The normal red foxes can be found almost anywhere, from Riverwood to Whiterun, from Riften to Kynesgrove. Snow foxes live farther north, in snowy regions, such as the coastline between Solitude and Dawnstar.


Unique foxes[]


  • A fox named Pumpkin lives in Southfringe Sanctum.
  • Foxes' combat sounds are identical to those of wolves.
  • With Hearthfire, a red fox may be brought home by an adopted child as a pet. Its name, which is only revealed if it dies, is Kit. A snow fox may also become a pet, and its name is Vix (again, only revealed if it dies).
  • When affected by a Courage-type spell, foxes will turn and attack the Dragonborn. It is possible to contract the Rockjoint disease if the Dragonborn is attacked enough times.


This section contains bugs related to Fox (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   When a fox is under a spell by an enemy, it may flee from the Dragonborn without fighting. However, it will display on the compass as an enemy.
  •  360   If followed, a fox may flee into the water and appear to walk on the sea floor, rather than swimming.