Species living in the Shire areas. A fox saw Frodo, Sam and Pippin sleeping under a fir tree on their first night of the journey. The fox thought how odd this was: three hobbits outdoors, sleeping under a tree. He chose not to investigate, but instead he left and was never heard of again. Another fox was seen by the Hobbits and Aragorn in the Chetwood. It was simply noted, and Tolkien did not go into much detail about it.