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Fox Cubs

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By amy2

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We have new neighbours they are living on a piece of wasteland at the bottom of next doors garden under an old shed .

We’re able to spy on them from over the fence ,we believe there are 4 of them ..

They are so cute and are at the stage where they play fight ,rough & tumble ..

Does anyone know if they are made to leave their parents and their home area as soon as they are old enough , I’m not keen to have them in my garden ..

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Yes when they are sub adults they are usually encouraged to leave so that they don't compete for food or shelter.
bit like telling your own kids to find their own home.

if there is plenty of resources they may stay together for longer.

3 May, 2021

 

How amazing to be able to watch these lovely fox cubs so close to your home

3 May, 2021

 

Lovely to see a couple of fox cubs playing - while they don't come into our gardens! These two are very cute!

3 May, 2021

 

Nice pictures of them, Amy. Hopefully they will not do any major damage to your garden.

3 May, 2021

 

Such lovely photos Amy.

I do hope though that the fox cubs will not come into your garden as they grow bigger.

3 May, 2021

 

Great photos of private play!

3 May, 2021

 

Awww!!! What absolute beauties!!! Cuddly and cute!
Lovely to be able to enjoy them from your viewpoint. Added to my faves ☺️

3 May, 2021

 

What beautiful fur they have. Great photo opportunity too - lovely shots...

3 May, 2021

 

Thank you all for your nice comments , I didn't see them yesterday I think it must be too cold and wet for them ,can't say I blame them for keeping cosy under the shed ..

4 May, 2021

 

Beautiful to watch from a distance Amy, but hopefully its a case of "not in my back yard".

4 May, 2021

 

We all agree they do look lovely but definitely not wanted in my garden! I actually woke up at 1.30am to the sound of Foxes 'crying' . . . not a pleasant noise at all.

4 May, 2021

 

I wouldn't want them in the house, but would one be too much trouble to keep outside? Maybe I'm naive. They seem to be looking for trouble. Maybe I'm naive about foxes

5 May, 2021

 

I agree Stroller /Shirley NIMBY ...
They are trouble Paul you wouldn't want to keep chickens anywhere near them , plus I often read about cats missing locally I'm not blaming the foxes do they eat cats ? I don't know ? .......

5 May, 2021

 

Aw,just so lovely,but I can see your point of view,Amy .We have a regular route from the woods nearby,which a fox ,and it's forebears,have used, as a walk a bout in our gardens, since we moved here,usually anytime between 2/4am in the mornings,which we have seen if we go into the kitchen ,when either of us can't sleep.Touch wood,we haven't heard or seen anything untoward from any of them. Hope they do move on ,though,as I think they probably will :o) x

5 May, 2021

 

Thanks Sandra , I managed to get a lovely video of them playing this morning , it's a shame we can't show them on here .. I expect they will move on but i'm told the adults have lived here for many years so I expect the'll be more cubs in the future .. xx

6 May, 2021

 

Lovely photos but as others have said, wouldn't want them in my garden. Back in Kent, we had quiet a few in the village and my old dog Ben chaseda few out of the garden and one of my neighbours lost their cat to them. The poor young daughter found the reminds the next morning in their garden. It was very sad as they had only just moved into the village. We used to have to keep our cat indoors from early evening till next day for fear for her safety with the foxes

6 May, 2021

 

There's one that uses our garden as a short cut, but it did get four of next door's chickens so is not popular. They can be a pain but I'm still very anti hunt. Its so upsetting seeing the poor thing haring across the field trying to get to safety. I saw on line yesterday that hunt dogs had killed a cat that was just sleeping peacefully, and the huntsman then threw it over the hedge out of sight. It makes me so angry..the only time I ever want to spit at anybody is when the hunt goes by. But the cubs in the garden are gorgeous...enjoy!

6 May, 2021

 

They are cute but a pain in the neck. Several years ago the people next door had 3 cubs in their garden, which they never knew about due to the fact they never go in the garden. I often looked over the fence to see them playing but one died and the other two dragged it around the garden and ripped the poor thing apart. :( yuck

6 May, 2021

 

Do you think the two killed it?

6 May, 2021

 

Lovely photos Amy. It's a mistake for people to feed them though because when the cubs have to go & fend for themselves they associate human smell with food & that's why there are cases of them coming into houses & being a nuisance. Usually they are afraid of cats but I suppose you cannot rule out the odd one becoming a cat hunter,( as with man hunting tigers). My cats have always chased them off.

7 May, 2021

 

Jenlewis that is awful and very sad especially for a child to lose a pet so horrifically ,

I’m with you there Yorks I've been to hunts in the past and stood in front of dogs heading towards a kill ..

Loupylou thats not a nice thing to do obviously no feelings whatsoever for their siblings ..

Your cats are brave Ff ,we have heard of people feeding them but as you say it is a mistake ,the odd thing is since we've lived here we've often dug up whole chicken eggs not fresh from a chicken coop as we can see they are supermarket dated so must have come from somewhere else , do they go into a kitchen to steal them ? I broke one once to see how fresh it was ,oh my goodness the stench was awful I thought I would be sick .Yukky yuk ...

7 May, 2021

 

Ugh, that's Horrible Amy!

7 May, 2021

 

Oh,Amy, just a good job you didn't decide to give Tony a boiled egg for breakfast then ? Lol...On the subject of not feeding them,I did wonder if putting out cat meat for Hedgehogs,as recommended, would attract them too?
It would be sad to take away their source,but I can't think of another substitute,as I'm sure a Hungry Fox and cubs would eat anything...

8 May, 2021

 

We put the hedgehog food under the shed where foxes cant get it.
A neighbour has a chunk of pipe [terracotta/stone glazed type stuff for his hedgehog food and nothing has been able to lift it off.

8 May, 2021

 

I don't know of anyone who feeds hedgehogs round here , last year one of the adult foxes stole a shoe from my neighbours he chased it off but couldn't catch it ,the next thing he knew was the same fox coming back for the other shoe , he wasn't a happy man they were very expensive shoes ....

8 May, 2021

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