Foxes have their litters from March to May. They generally have 3 to 6 young. The young usually remain with the adults until they are 4 to 6 months old. Foxes are opportunistic feeders, they will eat dog and cat food, garbage, small mammals, insects, birds, persimmons and acorns.

Foxes are generally most active at night, but may be seen during the day. They live in dens, but generally don’t make their homes near humans. If a den is discovered near a household dirty, sweaty socks, or rags soaked in ammonia may be used to entice them to leave.

Foxes usually don’t travel in packs but the family group will usually stay together until the pups are old enough to be on their own. One reason foxes may make their habitat near humans is the easy availability of food. Dog food and cat food left out on porches will attract foxes. Foxes will eat birds, squirrels and rodents that frequent bird feeders. If you spot a fox in your yard you should make a lot of noise and drive the fox away, continued frequenting of yards without negative responses will result in the fox becoming accustomed to humans being around.

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