How to handle foxes crawling onto your yard

After the winter storm, many foxes might crawl around your yard, here's what to do.

VICTORIA, Texas – Recently Michael Montelongo, local resident, noticed foxes coming up to his front yard after the winter storm.

He is sure they are looking for food, since the weather has been colder than usual.

Montelongo was concerned about his cats, dogs, and the neighbors pets.

Some neighbors even have chickens and he is worried about their safety.

It was hard for him to find answers online about whether or not foxes get violent when encountering house pets.

Other concerns he had were how to stop them from coming onto his property.

“Do they harm animals? Do we have to be worried about our pets or anything like that? Like if we have dogs outside, small dogs? Like are they more dangerous if their like in packs and stuff? Cause it was 2 foxes together and that’s kind of what worried me. Cause like you see when dogs get together, they get a little more aggressive. Versus just like one hanging around and so that’s what kind of worried me. I wasn’t worried about 1 fox, it’s like – if there’s 2 foxes. Well they might fight some animals then,” he wondered.

Texas Parks and Wildlife said foxes tend to have a rabies quarantine, meaning they might have rabies.

A foxes’ reaction to other animals will depend on each situation.

List of Solutions

  • It is legal in Texas to hunt foxes, so you can use firearms.
  • The least harmful way to deal with it, is not to feed the foxes.
  • You can trap them and to then set them free somewhere far away.

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