Question: Is it legal to kill red fox?

Shooting of foxes is legal but the use of firearms is restricted near highways and inhabited areas. Care should; however, be taken that a wrong animal is not victimized. Since a gun is not always available this method can come in handy and is simple to follow as well.

Can you kill a wild fox?

Foxes are classed as wild animals, not pests, and the Council has no statutory powers or legal rights to eradicate foxes on private or other land.

How do you kill a fox humanely?

So in general, we favour a shotgun at a distance of no more than 20 metres, and aimed deliberately at the head or chest. Always load two cartridges, in case a follow-up shot is necessary. In thick cover, it may be necessary to get rather closer to see the fox at all, but still aim deliberately at the head or chest.

Will a fox kill a dog?

Fox attacks on dogs are rare because these animals try to evade conflict. However, they will defend themselves against a dog if cornered. Adult cats are usually safe, but a fox may hunt and prey on kittens.

Are red foxes dangerous?

Foxes aren’t dangerous to humans, except when they are rabid, which is very rare. Although foxes sometimes succumb to rabies, the good news is that the fox strain of the disease has rarely if ever been transmitted to a human in this country.

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Can I stop my Neighbour feeding foxes?

You should stop feeding foxes if a neighbour is finding them a nuisance. This should make sure that your neighbours do not take extreme measures to get rid of them. You must also remember that foxes can start to rely on you to provide regular food for them.

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