What do they look like?
A fully grown fox is slightly larger than a male cat. It weighs about 6kgs and is about 60cms long excluding the bushy tail. All have pointed faces, red brown fur with long black hairs, a white throat and chest, and black legs.
Where do they live?
Due to suburban development of their natural habitats, foxes are born and raised in built up areas, and would struggle to survive in open country.
Foxes dens, called earths, have one entrance and one exit (bolt hole), and these are to be found under garden sheds, in dense undergrowth, or in banks of earth.
What damage do they cause?
Foxes will make an earth under a house if they can gain access through an airbrick, or by any other means.
Although fouling and urinating is the main method of marking their territory, this should not cause a great problem in our gardens, as foxes only shed a few drops of urine at a time. However, foxes will tunnel under sheds or among shrubs, making large piles of earth or sand. Occasionally they will, at certain times of the year (mainly autumn), dig shallow holes in the lawn when they hunt for earthworms or grubs.
How can I get rid of them?
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