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How Do Foxes And Humans Interact?
The dependence of foxes on humans for their food is something that has increased over the years.
While wild foxes are often controlled by hunting and the scarcity of food sources, urban foxes are
particularly good scavengers and their populations can increase very quickly if there are a number
of people feeding them or giving ample Tacoma raccoon removal opportunities for scavenging by not keeping garbage out of reach.
The Problems Caused For Humans By Foxes
In most Tacoma bat removal cases, there will very rarely be any issues caused for humans by foxes in rural and agricultural
areas apart from the damage they can cause to livestock and other domestic animals. The urban fox is quite
different however, and their proximity to humans will mean that they can often find themselves wandering into
domestic residences. When they do so, they will often misunderstand the intentions of Tacoma rodent extermination people trying to guide
them out again, and have been known to attack, and are particularly likely to bite or scratch babies or small
children if they feel threatened.
Another issue that is often a problem with foxes is that they can carry and transmit diseases to humans. The biggest
threat is usually rabies, which is a particularly unpleasant disease and can be fatal for some people. Of all the animals
in the United States that carry rabies, six per cent of these are foxes, and a person that is bitten will need to be tested
for the disease in case they do contract rabies. Another Tacoma snake removal condition that can be transmitted from foxes to humans is mange, but
this is not nearly as serious and it will be a rash that will disappear after a few weeks.
Can Foxes Be Domesticated As Pets?
Although many foxes will live in very close proximity to humans, they are very rarely kept as pets and there are some very
good reasons why they do not usually prove to be good pets. One of the first things is that the legal Tacoma bird control restriction on keeping
a wild animal as a pet is stringent in many states, with many parts of the country being completely free of domesticated foxes.
There are some breeds of foxes, such as the Fennec Fox which is commonly found in Arab countries that have been domesticated, but
the common red fox is much more difficult to tame.
There are a number of challenges that the owners of a pet fox will have to overcome, and the first is the smell that can accompany
such a pet. The scent glands of the fox can be removed, but even the owners of such a pet will admit that they can be very difficult
to house train, and this can mean that an outdoor pen will be required. Because foxes do not react very well to such an enclosure, the
fencing would need to be embedded into the ground so the fox can’t burrow out, and the fence would need to be high enough so they cannot
Foxes can eventually be trained to be quite good around the home, but it is not recommended for those who have children or other pets that
may become prey for the fox. Wild animals are unpredictable, and there are many instances where nature has overcome nurture for a fox that
has been domesticated.
Can Foxes Live Harmoniously Alongside Humans?
There are a lot of problems with foxes, and because of their diseases and tendency to scavenge through garbage, foxes are often considered
to be pests. There are some people who do feed foxes, and hide medicine to cure diseases in such food, but the majority of Tacoma rat control people would still
prefer to live in an area where foxes are not a problem.
Other Tacoma animal pest control topics:
What to Use to Repell Mice
Info About Coyotes
How to Get Rid of Raccoons
How to Trap an Opossum
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