You know that red fox that people have been spotting recently in Patterson Park?
It has popped up again—in a Butchers Hill backyard.
Mike Hudson, our local naturalist, says people need to be careful of that fox.
She likes to go under decks and in the bushes.
Foxes are excellent jumpers—they can clear a 10-ft. fence.
Mike asks that people keep their small children and pets inside, and that everyone be careful going outside so as not to startle the fox.
Animal Control is going to try to humanely trap the fox with one of those cages with the pedal that slams the door shut. The fox will be moved somewhere more congenial for foxes.
But till then, be careful out there, OK? Mike says the fox has also been seen in Fells Point at the foot of Broadway.
Thanks, Mike Hudson, for the info.
Photo: a red fox in a more natural habitat than a rowhouse backyard