Beware Br’er Fox in Butchers Hill (and maybe Fells Point!)

Written by on March 23, 2012 in Neighborhood News - 4 Comments

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 is a very large female red fox and she is not afraid of people.

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

4 Comments on "Beware Br’er Fox in Butchers Hill (and maybe Fells Point!)"

  1. Anonymous April 20, 2012 at 10:26 am · Reply

    Take her to Herring Run Park

  2. DETECTIVE JOHN KIMBLE April 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm · Reply

    THATS RIGHT – I’ll arrest anyone who fucks with the fox !!

  3. Emily Hudson April 10, 2012 at 6:44 am · Reply

    With me having the fox living under my deck, I am glad that the fox will be trapped and moved to a safer place where it belongs and can not be hit by a car or get into a fight with other pets.

  4. Kelly March 28, 2012 at 8:06 am · Reply

    If anyone hurts this fox, I will hurt you more. Foxes are friendly, helpful creatures. In fact, most humans can learn a thing or two from them.

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