Should we kill foxes?

Are foxes good or bad to have around?

They are not a threat to pets or people–as long as we don’t artificially feed them and cause them to associate us with food and lose their natural caution around people. Red fox kits are cute and curious.

Are foxes useful?

Foxes are common in new commercial plantations where populations of field voles and rabbits (both of which damage young trees) are high – by predating them, foxes provide an economic benefit to forestry operations.

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.

Will a fox attack a human?

Foxes are not dangerous to humans, except when they are rabid (which is very rare) or when they are captured and handled. Even then, a fox’s natural tendency is to flee rather than fight. … Foxes will also eat various fruits, but they usually do not bother garden vegetables.

Do foxes kill for fun?

Foxes do not hunt in packs, nor do they kill for pleasure. If let loose in a hen coop they will kill everything in sight but their intention is to bury their prey for leaner times.

How long does a fox hunt last?

How long does a fox hunt last? During the hunting day several coverts would be drawn and at least one or more foxes could be hunted. A pursuit could last a few minutes or over half an hour. Occasionally the hunt would have a ‘blank day’ when no foxes were found at all.

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