Foxes in Oklahoma are active all year
Foxes are considered as a nuisance predator animal
The most common calls we get are :
*Fox seen in neighbor hood
* Foxes nesting under deck or shed
*Fox killed dog or cat
Fox populations are on the rise in Oklahoma City and surrounding city's, they have been reported in :
Oklahoma City, Nichols Hills, Bethany , Warr Acres , Lake Hefner , Edmond , Piedmont , Deer Creek, Yukon , Mustang , Midwest City , Moore , Norman.
Foxes are identifiable by their orange reddish fur on their back side and head, white under their neck and chest,
a long busy tail tipped white, pointed black ears and black legs and feet.
Length up to 36"
Height up to 20"
Weight up to 30lbs
Very good eyesight , excellent hearing and sense of smell.
Red Foxes usually mate between January - March , sometimes as late as May.
They give birth to kits about 60 days later.
Average litter size 4-6, sometimes up to 10
The male fox brings the female food while she cares for the Kits.
The Kits start playing outside the den when they are about 4 weeks old.
The kits will leave their mother when they are about 7 months old
Life span in the wild is about 5 - 10 years.
Foxes are successful surviving in the city environments, and around the presence of people, because of their adaptable behavior.
Foxes are mostly nocturnal although they will venture out during the daytime hours.
Unlike other mammals foxes hear low frequency sounds very well, they can hear rodents and small animals digging under ground and will dig to catch its prey.
fox also stalks its prey similar like a cat , it gets close as it can then pounces and chases its prey.
The fox usually don't use a den, breeding females will find a suitable den site to raise her young.
They will sleep in the open, when they do use a den they will find shelter under a shed , or deck, abandoned home, Brush piles, or use a den previously used by another animal.
What do they eat ?
Red Foxes are opportunistic Omnivores, They will eat almost anything such as :
Rats , Mice , Birds , Squirrels , Rabbits , Insects , Crayfish , Moles , Gophers , Dogs , Cats , Chickens , Fruits , Berries , Grasses , Dog food , Cat food , Dead animals , trash.....
The Red Fox will continue to hunt even when its full, They will store extra food under leaves , snow , dirt.
What diseases do they carry ?
Distemper , Parvo virus , Mange , Rabies , Tularemia , are the most common diseases.
They also carry numerous parasites such as Ticks , Fleas , Mites , Heart worms , worms.
How do you catch or remove them ?
My advice is to hire a Licensed professional with many years experience handling foxes and knows their habits and biology.
Its important to take action quickly as possible to stop Foxes from killing domesticated animals after they start.
Town & Country Critter Evictor uses the latest technology , equipment , tools and experience available to help with fox problems safely and humanely .
*Several other approaches that have been used as preventive or other techniques that are ineffective , expensive , dangerous ,
or ill legal.
**Check the laws / Regulations of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife before you try to control any wildlife situation yourself.
*Shooting *Sealing off around sheds, Decks , Crawl spaces
*Electric fence *Cage traps
*Guard dog *Lights , Horns and other scare tactics
Who do I call to help me ?
Call Town & Country Critter Evictor , your local friendly Licensed Professional
A company you can trust......... 405/409-5987