The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission recently issued a reminder to its residents concerning sightings of foxes during daylight hours, or in urban and suburban settings.
According to the Commission, there a number of steps that people can take to avoid conflict with foxes, including:
- Do not approach foxes or fox dens.
- Do not approach, touch or feed foxes or their pups.
- In situations where foxes have become habituated to people, people should take steps, such as yelling, banging pots and pans and setting off legal fireworks, to chase foxes from yards and neighborhoods. Be aggressive and repeat these actions if the foxes do not leave.
For additional information, download “Coexisting with Foxes.”
source: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission