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    Senior Member jupitersailfish's Avatar
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    What To Do About A Fox In Backyard

    Just walked out onto the patio and saw what I'm pretty sure was a Red Fox. I thought it was a cat sitting there, but it had a long snout and tail. I googled a picture and I'm pretty sure it's a Red Fox, but more silver colored.

    How to go about getting rid of it? I would prefer it to be alive. I guess I could try and wait till it leaves it's hole and fill it with dirt, but this was the first time I've seen it. It looked pretty big too and we have three dogs I wouldn't want to get hurt. I'm surprised it would be so close to the water.
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    I would:
    1. leave it alone
    2. Number 1 plus don't let my dogs out alone at night.
    3. Call animal control and see what they do with foxs, if they peacefully move them then fine.
    4. leave it alone
    5. Make sure it is not Redd Foxx.

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    Leave a steak out for it.

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    We had grey fox on our property. Whole den of them. They never bothered our chickens, dog or cats. In fact I spotted them outside at night, within 20 yards of the cats and the cats didn't seem to have any fear of them. You could bait up one of the live traps and try moving them, I guess. Might be some rules about that though.



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    Shoot it and hang it on your wall!!
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    i am with beerman. eat it. try it curried!

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    ping pup..he's got some extra traps layin around....

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianb View Post
    I would:
    5. Make sure it is not Redd Foxx.


    Martin Local,

    Curried Fox?????? NOT!!!!!!!!!

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    at least you won't have a problem with rabbits.

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    Foxes are pretty shy. I doubt that it would mess with your dogs. If it were a coyote, I would kill it, but a fox eats birds ,mice, and small game. Enjoy having a fox on your property. There is no problem with just enjoying mother nature and wildlife. Not sure about down here, but in SC, foxes in general are fairly rare. Red ones are even more rare. I think that I have seen red foxes like twice in my life. I've seen grey foxes dozens of times. Are you sure it's not a grey? I've hunted and fished all of my life, but if I had a red fox on my property, I would be much more interested in shooting it with a Nikkon instead of a gun...

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