Mating Season has arrived in southeast Pennsylvania for wildlife. This is a photo from my trail cam behind my garage a couple of years ago around this time. We have a very active fox den with an extensive labyrinth underneath a pile of large stone left by the previous owner. I am going to set up the camera soon to capture the fox kits this year. I will post the pictures in the very near future. I have already seen the kits pop their heads out in curiosity when I walk up quietly. We really enjoy watching them have fun with each other from a window in our garage. They act just like a litter of puppies with each other. Sometimes my dogs will sneak over there and sniff around the den while I am keeping an eye on them. As I watch in silence they will lay down near the den entrance and soon a nose will slowly emerge from the hole. My oldest dog Brody gently touched noses with one of the fox kits and then it went back into the den. I wish I had my camera ready for that one! At night we can here the adults calling around the property defending their territory as they hunt for food for the kits. It is no doubt a very high pitched eerie sound, but to me it is the wonderful sound of nature in action. I really enjoy watching our foxes as they grow but I know many of you have situations where wildlife can become a problem beyond cute and tolerable. This time of year foxes will den under sheds, decks, fallen trees, and other suitable places around your property. If you have a problem with foxes raising their young on your property give me call. I have a method to get them to leave without any harm to the foxes. They will move the kits to a new location without any harm. Happy Spring everyone! Here is a good video of a fox den in action. It gets good around the 2 1/2 minute mark.
Wildlife Mating Season is Here!
by Dave Hughes | Mar 16, 2016 | nuisance animals, Uncategorized