As the freshness of the spring comes out in the air, many animals have begun adding new members to their families.
There’s one baby animal in particular, that has been popping up quite a bit often. This happens in suburban backyards.
When it’s fox’s breeding season mother foxes know how to protect their babies from the predators. They know that large predators such as bears, coyotes and mountain lions avoid places where humans live. So, when it’s time to make a new family, foxes have been making their dens in backyards. That’s because they need to be safe. Normally foxes avoid people but, in this situation, they need safety.
A representative from Critter’s Caretaker said that fox doesn’t want to make a home close to humans. It is more like we offer security from their biggest enemy coyotes. It means that if you see foxes in your yard you don’t need to be afraid. You can feel free to enjoy your new visitors at a distance.
Foxes often den under a porch, shed, garage, barn or side of a hill. As it is a short-term rental, Critter’s Caretaker asks people to offer them. Baby foxes or kits, will stay in the den with the siblings and mother for about a month. Eventually, they will leave the den and gets confident enough to start exploring. Now they are ready for a life of their own. Homeowners do not need to worry as they are not going to stay forever.
During the summer, when they grow older you will not be able to see them often. By September, everyone will have packed up and moved to start their wildlife officially.
Critter’s Caretaker also says that if you see a fox near the backyard, you don’t need to call a wildlife removal service. All you have to do is leave them alone and let them grow up without interference.