Distribution: UK and most of Europe, North Africa, North America, Canada as far north as some arctic islands, and parts of Asia.
Also found throughout China, northern India and Australia (introduced for hunting).
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Home ranges may overlap with neighbours; core areas don’t and are violently defended against interlopers. Mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, fish, amphibians, fruit, vegetables, grass and human rubbish. Cubs presented with solid food from 3 wks old and emerge from den in early May (ca. Behaviour and Sociality: Normally solitary (or in pairs); can occur in family groups where resources allow (e.g. When in groups, family members may help care for subsequent litters (guard, feed and play with cubs), but subordinates rarely breed.
Reproduction: Breeding season late December to February. Have been associated with attacks on pets/livestock and damage to gardens.
Average adult weight in autumn is about 12kg; that for spring is circa 9kg (20 lbs). north Scandinavia, Iceland, Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily) and parts of Asia as far east as China.
Colour: Silvery-grey to black body and tail with paler stomach (thin white abdominal fur) and dark paws. Longevity: Average lifespan 2 years, may be 7 or 8 in wild; can live for almost 20 years in captivity.