Known for their intelligence and beautiful, sleek form and characteristic orange fur, foxes are actually relatives of canines. Similar to other wild dogs, foxes are capable of extensive damage. Their landscape damage and feeding behaviors can affect the safety of homeowners, so it's important to not approach a fox if you see one in the wild or on your property. Instead, call Wildlife X Team® at (855) WILDLIFE immediately to avoid any potential fox issues.
- Fox digging habits cause be expensive to fix
- Structural integrity of buildings damaged
- Dead livestock
- Parasites and diseases
Are Foxes Dangerous?
Foxes are wild animals, and you do not want them near your family. Foxes can carry many diseases and parasites that can easily transfer to humans should they come into contact with foxes. Foxes do not typically attack humans, but it can happen, so it's best to be extra cautious and not attempt to make contact with a fox without proper training. We offer fox trapping, removal, and prevention, among other services. The experts at Wildlife X Team® will help you remove foxes from your property and discourage them from returning. Call (855) WILDLIFE today!
More About Foxes
- The fox is a scavenger omnivore dog, generally found in urban city areas in the northern Hemisphere. The fox is a nocturnal mammal, meaning that the fox only goes out at night to hunt for prey.
- Wild foxes tend to live for around 6-7 years, but some foxes have been known to be older than 13 in captivity. The wild fox hunts for mice and other small mammals and birds, but foxes appear to enjoy all species of insects.
- A fox is generally smaller than other members of the dog family like wolves, jackals and domestic dogs. Foxes can be a pest in the cities as foxes are often seen tearing into rubbish.
- There are around 12 different species of fox found around the world, which include the urban fox or red fox, the beautifully white Arctic fox, the sand fox which is a light-coloured fox found in desert regions and the tiny big eared Fennec fox.
- Foxes in Europe have been the victims of fox hunting, an extremely controversial sport that involves humans on horses hunting out the fox, lead by a pack of hound dogs which would find the fox by following the scent of the fox. Fox hunting in this manner is now illegal, although it is still allowed if the sport only contains humans on horseback, without the use of their somewhat vicious but clever dogs.
- The fox is also found in the more rural areas of the Northern hemisphere, although fox numbers in the countryside are outnumbered by fox numbers in cities as due to the foxes scavenging nature, food is more readily available in the urban streets.