Ugh Oh, More Science on Red Fox in Urban Settings

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by centrarchid, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. centrarchid

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    Interesting read. I’m in UK and the ones my son & his dad take out go off to DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) They are DNA tested and have a whole host of other tests performed on them too. It’s very interesting reading in the end as sometimes the foxes in our rural area have actually come from an urban strain. Our thinking is they have possibly been found injured in an urban setting but released back in to a rural setting. In my opinion not good for the foxes as they have no idea how to live rurally when they have had a plentiful supply of food in an urban setting.

    Urban foxes are a big problem here unfortunately. Several reports of them entering houses and attacking people. Even attacking babies in their cots.
     
  3. ChocolateMouse

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    Ok, but this is super cool because it takes the time to study the human side of things and shows how dramatically poverty and education can effect just about every piece of data we collect.
     
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    Looks like it was conducted in Vienna?
    So, no, I did not participate :D
    Interesting read tho, thanks for posting!
     
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    Vienna is on my 'travel wish list', and this is very interesting reading. Thanks for posting it.
    Mary
     
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    My surname came from that area somewhere in the 1630's so tickles to see some cool stuff that I can almost relate to.
     
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