Fox / to thump or not to thump?

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    markT
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    We've had a fox in the neighborhood for at least ~1.5 years. Now the neighbors and I are  seeing him or her( not sure   during the day time.. He  looks pretty skinny.. I do throw our table scraps after I grill chicken or fish etc.. in the evenings..

    Question is: should I shoot him or let him walk? Not sure if he's rabid or not.. I always thought they were nocturnal. Maybe he's just tired to walking into stuff at night and can see a whole lot better during daylight?

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    mmahoney
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    Since it isn't causing any trouble, I'm for live and let live.

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    Seth0764
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    Fox around here come out during the day time all summer because there is more cover (vegetation) for them. In the winter they use the cover of night. If he isn't raiding any chicken coops or causing trouble i say let him live

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    Let him live, sounds harmless. And foxes look skinny in the summer sometimes because they’ve shed their winter coat. 

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    Hynzie
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    let him survive  maybe take some cool pictures 

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    cahil_2
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    I agree with everybody else, plus he is probably taking care of a lot of rodents as they are their main prey.

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    MobyMyster
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    Agree with all above. 

    If he or she isn't hurtin' anything let him be. 

    Might be a she with pups somewhere.

     

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    Stefanjan
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    I have had a rabid fox in my yard once.  Chased me and my kids into the house and tried to get in the house.  If this one were rabid you would know it very quickly.  Foxes look horrible this time of year.  If it aint bothering you just leave it be.  They are amazing pest control helpers.  We lost our fox family this winter.  Chipmunks have taken over.  

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    NMshooter
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    Interesting………. 6 people chime in to say leave the fox alone. Most of the anti's would accuse you all as gun owning killers. Not one person said to take the critter out. It's too bad that none of these anti-gun people will see this post And yes I do some pesting but there is a reason to take the animals out. Just because you can does not mean you should. It's the responsible gun owner that knows the difference. Too bad the Anti's do not know the difference.

    I am proud to be a member here.

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    markT
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    I appreciate all the replies.. Didn't realize that they look like crap this time of year.. I'd probably look bad too in this heat..

    As far as I know he's not causing any problems for me or neighbors. I'll put up a trail camera and see if I can capture some images..

    He shall live on….

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    BeemanR7
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    I agree with the rest. Let him live if he's not causing problems. The situation here, however, is different. We have way too many foxes and coyotes in my particular area. The foxes tear up everybody's garbage on garbage day, and garbage blows around all the time. You have to wait till you hear the garbage truck coming down the street before you put out your garbage or the foxes will get it first and make a heck of a mess. There are so many foxes and coyotes that there are no pheasants anymore. They are rare as hen's teeth. The foxes and coyotes eat all the eggs. I'm gunning for both foxes and coyotes and taking a hell of a toll on them too with my hot rod Condor. The deer are pests here too. You can't raise a garden or fruit trees or raspberries or ornamentals without them soon being "pruned" for you. And worst of all, the coyotes follow the deer to town at night. They come within 60 feet of my back door. That unnerves me when I sit out at night. And the foxes are literally so tame that they come right past me when I'm sitting there. If one were rabid, I'd have no chance of avoiding him. I say "live and let live". But I can only live outside during the daytime. At night it's like a petting zoo around here. A very expensive one too.

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    hawkeye69
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    Good advice from everyone here, with which I completely agree. If the animal isn't a threat to anyone or doing any harm, let it be.

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    Element
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    Lost some chickens and a couple royal palm turkeys to foxes, just killed and left them laying there to rot in the summer heat, you do what you feel is right, i did what i needed to do!!!

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    Gunnertrones
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    Let nature sort this out.  If nature use too long time…… well then man can give a helping hand.  Nature can be cruel……

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    NoLandBeyond
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    I have two neighborhood foxes that I’ve physically seen with my eyes in addition to what my trail camera picks up. I’ve seen them at night and during the early morning hours. Ours are not rabid. I let them live as they do a great job of eating all the squirrels I kill off my bird feeders. 

    I agree to leave the fox alone as long as it’s not rabid or causing damage to property or livestock. 

    Here is a video I just captured with the neighborhood fox. 

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    xarus
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    I agree with everyone above.its not hurting anything, I would only if it was suffering and you can't tell this time of year.

    NMshooter you are 100 percent correct, glad someone else noticed.

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