Foxes are quite cunning animals, easily adaptable and determined to keep their established shelter. Getting rid of an infestation caused by foxes can prove to be a challenge. As they are able to eat a lot of the animals found around your yard, such as poultry or small livestock, fruits and vegetables, and even what they find in your trashcans, it can be difficult to make foxes move away.
Foxes are omnivorous mammals belonging to the family Canidae. In comparison to a domestic dog, they are smaller in size, have a flattened skull and triangular ears. Their snout is slightly elongated and upturned and their tail is long and bushy. In the Canidae family there are several genera, however in the Volpes genus, that of ‘true foxes’, there are twelve species currently known.
Foxes are maybe the prettiest, most charismatic, and deadliest pests we have to deal with. If it’s small, and it moves, it’s on their menu. This includes turkeys, pheasants, ducks, geese, chickens, lambs, piglets, rabbits, guinea pigs, and even kittens, puppies, and small dogs. They also like eating wind fallen fruit, berries, garbage, compost, birdseed, and poultry eggs.
Foxes are small-to-medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae. They are slightly smaller than a medium-size domestic dog, with a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail (or brush). Foxes are found on every continent except Antarctica. By far the most common and widespread species of fox is the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) with about 47 recognized subspecies. The global distribution of foxes, together with their widespread reputation for cunning, has contributed to their prominence in popular culture and folklore in many societies around the world. Foxes are often considered pests or nuisance creatures for their opportunistic attacks on poultry and other small livestock.