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PICTURE OF FOX

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cheeptrick, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Here is the fox that got my 4 chickens...only had a camera to shoot him with [​IMG]

    He looked really skinny...sorry...he ran off too fast before I could focus again. He was sitting around like he owned the place...

    Hope he isn't rabid!!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like he has mange. It would be best to dispose of him. He will most likely die anyway.
     
  3. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is one unhealthy fox. It has mange, if you have dogs or cats they can get it too. Treatable but no fun.
     
  4. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Especially if you have dogs and/or cats. Better safe than sorry.
     
  5. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    That fox is definitely sick with something. Do you have animal control that can come out and trap or shoot it for you? If you have dogs or cats - keep them away from any area this critter has been in.
     
  6. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Poor thing [​IMG] you should shoot him
     
  7. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I had a feeling he did not look heathly....no dogs or cats...just chickens here but neighbors have dogs and cats. I'll get on the horn to tell them. [​IMG]

    I'll set up for the dispatch...going to be an early morning tomorrow.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    yep, definitely mange. Which makes me wonder, Can chickens get mange or is that just for mammals?
     
  9. firem3

    firem3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you would do him and yourself a favor by disposing of this animal. he has mange very badly and his immune system is very weak leaving him veaunerable(sp?) to rabies.
     
  10. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just wondering, if you shoot an animal like this and then call animal controll to dispose of the body for you.... will fine you for anything?

    Or should you also shovel and shut up?
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2008

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