Seeing a fox in the wild can be a special treat! Seeing one around your home should be concerning. Though their intelligence and natural beauty can be disarming, Foxes can be very dangerous and destructive. From landscape damage to endangering livestock and pets, foxes around your home should not be taken lightly. If you see a fox on your property, it's important not to try and approach it, instead call Wildlife X Team® at (817) 431-3007 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 (817) 431-3007 today!
More About Foxes
- The fox is an omnivorous scavenger, 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. Wild foxes hunt for mice and other small mammals and birds, but they also appear to be content in supplementing their diet with various bugs and insects.
- A fox is generally smaller than other members of the canine family like wolves, jackals, and domestic dogs. Foxes can be a pest in cities as foxes are occasionally 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-colored 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 that 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.