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Foxes are a real pain in general, and can wreak havoc all over, in agricultural area, in residential areas, and even in commercial estates. Their sly and cunning ways, combined with a rather cute-looking exterior, has enabled them to win over the hearts of many, and some people have taken to feeding these creatures, and even luring them into their homes as pets. The fact of the matter is this - foxes, as well as a wife range of wild animals - are just that … WILD> They live in the wild, deal with wild problems, and just one of those problems is the threat of disease.
Foxes can devour entire chicken coops with ease, and they’ll make light work of cats, small dogs, and various other animals in its path. These critters are scavengers, so they'll eat anything on offer. They'll rummage through garbage cans and trash cans all over the place, leaving a sea of litter in their wake, and this then encourages other animals, particularly rodents.
They're pretty badass creatures, foxes, but they're also very dangerous.
For the most part, cats are okay against foxes because they’re vicious enough to fight back. Most dogs are too soppy to fight back, instead trying to lure the fox into a game of chase. That is, of course, until food gets involved. If the fox were to steal your cat or dog’s food, all hell would break lose. You know how much your animals love to share food, right? Well, they love to share their food with wild creatures even less.
It is normally over food that these quarrels occur, and being scavengers, the fox will stop at nothing to secure the meal. Bites with sharp teeth can inflict nasty wounds, and claws can be just as spiteful. Smaller animals, such as rabbits and guinea pigs, will act as a light snack to the fox, and these enclosures are actually much easier to open by these wild raiders than you'd think.
If you live in an area that is rife with wildlife, and particularly foxes, it is your duty as a homeowner, and also as a pet owner, to ensure these creatures can't get too close. They can spread nasty diseases, and that’s without super sharp teeth and claws that tear into flesh like something out of a horror movie. If you think you can use your cat or dog to ecnourage these foxes to leave naturally, you’ve got another thing coming. Inman cases, it’ll be your pet that comes out of it worse, and what makes it even worse for you is that you will then have to pay that vet bill.
Keep your pets away from wild animals. It is in yours — and their — best interests.
For more information, you may want to click on one of these guides that I wrote:
How To Guide: Who should I hire? - What questions to ask, to look for, who NOT to hire.
How To Guide: do it yourself! - Advice on saving money by doing wildlife removal yourself.
Guide: How much does wildlife removal cost? - Analysis of wildlife control prices.
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