Originally Posted by itsstillmatt
We had three foxes in the front yard the other day and saw another in a neighbor's driveway today. Still waiting on that border terrier!
Originally Posted by JLibourel
Were they red or gray foxes? Red foxes were quite common in my neighborhood in East Long Beach about 13 years ago but rather quickly vanished. My first thought was that the city surreptitiously exterminated them because they were exotics (descended from escaped or released pets) and are a terrible threat to the abundant bird life of the area. I now more inclined to believe they were wiped out by the coyotes.
I have had a family of foxes living behind my house all spring and summer. Male/Female and at least three kits. Surprisingly they have actually taken to coming very close (under 5-8 feet) to the house (can tell from the scat). There is something great about sitting in my office at the house on Saturday morning and having a bucks in velvet meander by, a doe with her fawns, a fox or two and then a big tom come strutting through. Swear at one point, I saw a bobcat in the woods.
The second I see a coyote... not going to be too happy.
The neighbors who are somewhat taken back by it all, say that it is the most diverse that it has been in many years.