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Fox or something else?

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by bluepansee, May 27, 2017.

  1. bluepansee

    bluepansee New Member

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    Hello, for the past few nights, our camera has caught this animal, looks like a fox on our deck. Since I have 2 small dogs, I just want to know if anyone knows how to chase them away?
    The first one showed up around 2am, however, this fox (maybe the same one) showed up on our deck around 11 am tonight, while our neighbors were still outside talking. I thought foxes are afraid of human ?
    We have the fence, so not sure how the fox got in, also not sure if it has digged through and stayed somewhere near by. However, it showed up 2 times made me wondered.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. JJB

    JJB New Member

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    Post the pictures from your cam. If it is greyish in color and coat appears rough, it may be a coyote.
     
  3. bluepansee

    bluepansee New Member

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    Here is the picture, since it is black and white not sure if it is a fox to not.
     

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    1grtchr New Member

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    Looks like a fox. The ones in Broadlands have no fear of humans - even walking around during daylight hours!
     
  5. BDLNDLVR

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    I agree that its a fox, not a coyote. Do you have rabbits visiting your yard at night to munch on your flowers and shrubbery? The fox may be looking for a late dinner...
     
  6. bluepansee

    bluepansee New Member

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    We do have a lot of rabbits in our backyard, that makes sense. I guess we just have to be careful when letting the dogs playing in our backyard at night.

    Thanks all for confirming it.
     
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    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    And it looks like she has mange - poor thing.
     
  8. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

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    That's a fox. I've seen them jump a standard wood fence.
     
  9. glencastle

    glencastle The Paterfamilias

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    We've had one that hangs around the fence in our backyard, staring at our dog. He/she was also up on our neighbors deck a couple weeks ago "screaming". I'm sure there is more than one. One seems to have mange and the other's coat is normal.
     
  10. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    What area are you all talking about? North Broadlands TH's across from Hillside?
     
  11. rhova

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    We hear it/them nightly. One day there was one walking down the street while the kids were walking to the bus stop. Definitely not afraid of humans.
     
  12. glencastle

    glencastle The Paterfamilias

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    Our house is in Southern Walk, it backs to the trail that comes up the hill from Stone Hollow.
     
  13. stoner

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    We back to the same area. Over the past week have seen at least one very young fox kit playing in yard and woods behind us.
     
  14. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    They're most commonly seen during the day when they are looking for food to feed their cubs back at the den - usually between May and July.
     

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