Animal Rangers Florida - Fox Information

Animal Rangers, FL Fox Information - Florida Wildlife Control Services
Animal Rangers, FL Fox Information - Florida Wildlife Control Services
Gray foxes are found throughout the entire US, including Florida. Gray foxes are usually found in and near brush, or forested
environments.  Although Grey foxes usually stick to these areas, they have been known to invade suburban or urban areas.  If a
Grey fox is spotted in a home or property, the Gray fox should not be approached.  Instead, a fox animal control and fox removal
specialist should be called as soon as possible, to safely and humanely remove the fox from the home or place of business.

How to spot a Gray fox?  Gray foxes have rust-colored fur on its ears and neck.  One of the more obvious features of the gray fox is
a dark-colored stripe along the back and tail of the fox.  The underside of the fox is usually white or pale colored.

Gray foxes have a stocky body compared to other types of foxes.  Also, Gray foxes have shorter muzzles and ears than other foxes.  
Adult gray foxes weigh anywhere from 8 to 11 pounds, and usually stand about 1.25 feet tall.  Gray foxes possess long, strong claws
which help them climb.  Gray foxes are adept climbers and can climb into a roof or attic of a house or place of business very easily.  
Breeding season of Gray foxes is January – May, and gestation is about 60 days.  A female gray fox can yield a litter of about 3-4
babies commonly.

It may be tough to find a Gray fox, as they are usually very territorial, and are mostly active at night.  They can easily hide and blend
in with brush or forest environments as well.  A Gray fox will inhabit a very small area, about 1 square mile.  However, within this
mile they are very active, and are constantly looking for food.  If you have uncovered garbage cans or gardens, you may find them
disturbing or destroying your property at night.
The climbing ability of Gray foxes is unique among fox types.  This can lead to the Gray fox finding itself in precarious or dangerous
areas that other animals may not be able to reach.  A Gray fox can easily climb up trees, houses, walls, roofs, and all manner of
human structures.  Because Gray foxes can commonly carry a number of diseases, and be fiercely territorial, this means that if a
Gray fox is found living where it shouldn’t be, a fox control specialist should be notified immediately.  

Gray foxes can carry a number of diseases.  These include:

Rabies – Foxes are known carriers of rabies, and are one of the most prevalent carriers of rabies among mammal animals in the US.  
Rabies is a very serious disease that can be fatal to both humans and pets.

Distemper - This disease can decimate gray fox populations whenever there is opportunity for contact between individual animals.  
This is a canine-specific disease that can be transmitted to household pets.

Parvo - Canine parvovirus type 2 is a contagious virus mostly affecting dogs. The disease is very contagious and is spread from
dog to dog by contact with feces.

Because of the agile, mobile nature of Gray foxes, and the fact that they can climb very well and get into many areas where they
should not be, it is common for a Gray fox to invade a human habitat.  If a Gray fox is spotted in a home or business, a fox animal
control and fox removal specialist should be contacted immediately to safely remove the animal.
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