Fox are shy creatures. They are nocturnal. If you are fortunate to see one in the wild, most are beautiful.
Fox do not hibernate, so you may see them year-round.
So why don't I want one on my property?
1. Fox will eat just about anything that is edible -- small rodents, snakes, rabbits, fruit, garbage, bird seed and pet food.
This may become a problem for you if you have penned animals or small pets. Fox will tear into a rabbit and chicken pen. If they can not find food elsewhere, they may become territorial with an outdoor bowl of pet food, or attack your cats or small dogs. Fox may also get into unsecured trash.
2. Fox may become aggressive and territorial when they have a litter.
Fox litters are born between late March to early May. During this time, fox may become aggressive to creatures they normally avoid. This could include you, your children, and your pets.
And NEVER attempt to pick up a baby fox (kit). If you think the mother has been killed or has abandoned her kits, call the game warden or an animal eviction professional. Do not risk personal injury.
3. As with all wild animals, disease is a consideration.
In addition to the risk of rabies, fox can share distemper or mange with your pets. As with rabies, a fox with distemper can become aggressive to people and animals it would normally avoid.
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