Tod's Mother is a minor character who appears at the beginning of Disney's 1981 film, The Fox and the Hound.


Tod's Mother is seen at the beginning of the film, she doesn't talk, she's running through the woods holding her baby, Tod in her mouth while trying to run from an (off-screen) hunting dog and hunter. Finally, she comes to a fence by Big Mama's tree, where Big Mama watches as Tod's mother puts him in some large grass underneath the fence post to hide and protect him and then runs away, hearing the dog and hunter coming. Then, gunshots are heard and she is killed (off-screen), much to Big Mama's shock and Tod's dismay. She had sacrificed herself to save her son, which makes Tod now an orphan until being adopted and found by Widow Tweed.


  • Tod's Mother's death resembles that of Bambi's mother's death, as they were both shot by hunters off-screen.
  • Many fans believe that Amos Slade was presumably the hunter (off-screen) who killed Tod's Mother, and that Chief was the dog chasing her. However, this is most likely impossible, because Amos returned home from getting Copper shortly after, and Chief was resting at home.


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