Most of the time, as with bobcat attacks, it is when the fox has been infected with rabies. It can cause some damages suring the attack, but the rabies exposure is generally far worse, and far more fatal in nature than the attack itself. Though foxes will cause significant damages to livestock, and especially poultries, they can and will attack smaller pets if they feel the opportunity has presented itself. As with other predatory species, fox sightings and encounters are becoming more common place in a growing society. Don’t put your family, pets and livestock at risk … contact us today for professional solutions.
Risk Of Disease
Foxes can carry a range of parasites and diseases relevant to the health of domestic pets and people. As members of the canine family foxes are known to harbour numerous contagious diseases which can effect the health of pet dogs.
Risk To Pets
Given the opportunity foxes will kill small domestic pets such as rabbits, birds, guinea pigs and kittens. Unlike many predators foxes have the habit of killing more than they need to eat immediately. They may subsequently return for any uneaten corpses. Any small domestic animal should be securely protected with galvanised weld mesh or electrified fencing. Chicken wire is insufficient protection as it was designed to keep chickens in rather than to keep predators out.