Fox Removal in Myrtle Beach and Surrounding Areas
There are two types of foxes found in the Carolinas: the red fox and the gray fox. The most common species of fox is the red fox though there are 12 different species of foxes. Foxes are part of the Canidae family, which also includes dogs, wolves and jackals. Wild foxes can live up to 10 years but most live around three years. Foxes that live in urban areas tend to live longer than foxes that live in rural areas. The female fox has at least one litter of pups or kits per year and each litter averages four to five babies. They are mostly solitary but can be found living in small family groups. Foxes are omnivores and will eat a variety of both plants and animals. They eat insects, vegetation, reptiles, birds, eggs and in urban areas, they will also eat any food waste or pet food they can access.
Foxes rarely attack humans and tend to be skittish and afraid of people. They are considered a nuisance animal as they will attack and eat chickens and other small livestock. They live in underground dens and will also bury their food underground or beneath leaves to save it for later. They have excellent senses of smell and hearing and can actually locate and eat insects using sound alone. They have as many as 40 different vocalizations and use those to communicate with other foxes as well as scare off potential predators or threats. Foxes are mostly nocturnal, meaning they are more active at night. Young foxes can be preyed upon by eagles and coyotes while adult foxes are preyed upon by wolves, bears and mountain lions. Foxes can carry tularemia and rabies, though only 7.2% of rabies cases each year are found in foxes. If you have a fox causing a problem for you, don't attempt to handle the animal yourself! Call The Snake Chaser for safe capture and relocation.