There are two types of foxes in the great state of Georgia. These are the red fox and the grey fox. The red fox is the larger of the two and tends to live in a more open habitat, like on golf courses or near open fields. The grey fox tends to prefer very thick areas such as briar patches. They both have similar omnivorous diets, mainly eating small animals, vegetation, and fruits such as wild muscadines and persimmons when available.
Foxes are one of the leading vector carriers of rabies. Pay attention to the behavior of the animal if a fox is spotted. If you see a fox out during the day and acting confused, beware of the potential for rabies. Typically foxes are nocturnal animals. Foxes are known for being aggressive towards humans and other animals in the later stages of rabies once symptoms present. Extreme care must be taken when interacting with foxes. If any human contact with a fox occurs, one should follow post-rabies exposure protocol and seek medical help as needed. More information about rabies can be found through the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Poison Control Center, which is available 24/7 at 800-282-5846.
Typical problems that people have with foxes include killing poultry, killing game animals such as rabbits, quail, baby turkeys, etc., killing or threatening pets, and finally, just getting too bold and denning too close to someone’s home. In these cases, fox removal may become necessary.
If you are having issues with foxes, call us today! The experts with Jason’s Wildlife Removal are individually licensed through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators. Professionals like us are trained to safely and humanely remove the foxes and leave your property, animals, and pets safer than ever. Every job is different, so call us today, and we can come up with a plan for you!