Foxes

Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by widgeon, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    I've been watching a family of red foxes for the last few weeks. There's a pair of kits that are almost grown. I never knew they were so active during the daylight.
    They come through the yard three or four times a day looking for ground squirrels.
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  2. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Senior Refuge Member

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    Hope they find some...looking pretty skinny.
     
  3. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    We have a few dens around our different farms. I don't pay attention to them except for one because I drive by several times a day. The parents are exceptional hunters and have been taking a toll on the local pheasant and duck population. And now the kits are chewing holes in irrigation lines. I should have shot them 2 months ago when they were young and dumb.
     
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  4. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    We were watching the kits playing tonight and noticed they had a tennis ball they had taken from my yard. I threw it at my neighbor's cat and then hit it with the lawnmower. Now the foxes have it.
    Circle of life.
     
  5. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Too bad you couldn’t have got one when it was newborn. Pet foxes are cool
     
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  6. Rudder

    Rudder Senior Refuge Member

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    The only good fox is... One that kills feral cats.
     
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  7. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    Funny you should mention that. I was working in the back yard the other day and thought I heard a kid screaming. Turned out to be one of the foxes and a cat having a major misunderstanding. No contact but lots of growling and screaming. The cat backed down.
     
  8. Phytoplankton

    Phytoplankton Elite Refuge Member

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    Back in college we had game pens with wild animals that were turned over to the school for various reasons, the one thing they had in common was they couldn't be released back into the wild, either due to injury or no fear of humans. One of the critters we had was an Arctic fox, he had been at the college for many years and he loved to chase tennis balls. He'd even bring em back, but you didn't try to take it out of his mouth (if you liked your fingers), you waited until he dropped it!
     
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    redjones Senior Refuge Member

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    DrakeStar Elite Refuge Member

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    Pretty common occurrence around here. Sorry crappy cell phone pics,momma and three kits,ones a dark one. 20190529_080916.jpg
     
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