lowfog01 wrote:Hi Guys,
We have a fox that has taken up a den just outside my backyard. He stands outside our fence and teases my dogs to no end.
Has anyone else encountered something like this and if so were you able to do anything about it short of getting out the gun? Lisa
We live in a rural setting with 15 acres which is nestled into a land trust of 300+ acres. The fox, coyotes, fisher, raccoon etc... are a problem that we deal with day to day. After losing several cats to the predators, one of several firearms takes care of the problem.
We have had trouble with red fox tormenting our dogs. The fox would come in the yard and lay down about 50 yds. from the house. Our two labradors would go nuts looking out the glass door at the very unlucky fox. This went on for several days before the shot was safe to take.
Rabies has also been a problem in the neighborhood. Three rabid raccoons have been documented over the past eight years within 1/2 a mile. One rabid raccoon entered a house through a cat door. Another rabid raccoon died next to our neighbors dogs water dish at their back door.
My suggestion, since a firearm is out of the question, is a crossbow. They are quiet and very accurate.
The fox are not good to have around your dogs or your kids!