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How to Trap a Fox - Trapping Tips

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Fox Trapping Tips
Most states will have laws against the cruel trapping or killing of foxes but even without those laws there are ways to trap them without harming them or yourself. Traps can be purchased at some hunting stores. Though foxes will usually stay away from areas with a lot of people it is important to know how to trap them and get rid of them. Even though they choose to generally stay away, when a fox is hungry and cannot find any other food it may turn to your household pets or livestock. Another group of people that need to catch foxes and move them to a new location are those who are in charge of camp sites. Foxes will go through garbage while campers sleep and that means that when they wake up they may have a messy surprise. It also means campers will run the risk of stumbling across one in the night hours and getting bitten. If you can hope to catch one of these smart animals you have to know what you are doing because they are cunning and will know how to adapt to you strategies or traps.

Non-Kill Traps
The best way to catch foxes is by using non-kill cages. The reason non-kill cages are the best way to catch foxes is because there is a chance that something else may go into the trap. Household pets can be as curious as foxes, so a cage will help protect them. There is also no poison involved which protects pets and other wildlife that may be in the area. Poisons are never recommended because of the damage they can cause, not to mention that it can be an inhumane way to get rid of any wildlife. Keep in mind that the reasons foxes are where people live is because of food or shelter. Anything you do to keep very tidy will help to eliminate the potential problem. Trapping them and releasing them in a new location is the least we can do to ensure that we do not harm the eco system.

How To Use The Traps
Traps will be useless if you do not know how to use them, so here are a few tips that will help make the cages as effective as they can be. The traps must be placed close to where the fox is and the right bait must be placed inside. As said before, foxes are extremely smart and should be treated as such; do not leave the trap without concealing it first. If you leave the trap in plain sight, even with the best bait that you can find you will not be successful in trapping a fox. Things that attract foxes are bee wax or blood. You can smear either of those two items on the cage to get the fox’s attention.

Now What?
Once you have the fox in the cage it is time to get rid of it. You have two humane options that you can use to get rid of the fox; your first option is to release the fox yourself. Do not simply release it anywhere. Take the fox into an area that is far from your location and where it will be able to create a new home. A wooded area far from homes will be perfect. If you rather not take the fox yourself you can also call animal control and they will gladly take the fox and release it themselves. There is no reason to be cruel to these animals and if you follow the tips in this article you can be sure that you will not be outfoxed! If you have a fox in your property and you do not want to trap it yourself then call animal control or a wildlife expert and they can do the trapping for you.

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