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Red Female Fox in the neighbourhood
« on: Jun 24th, 2014, 9:33am »
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HI All,
All the residents in Cornell and Greensborough area, there is a red fox seen close to Sam Chapman school area. Please be extra careful and don't leave your kid unattended.
Be safe
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Re: Red Female Fox in the neighbourhood
« Reply #1 on: Jun 24th, 2014, 10:13am »
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Fox attacks on humans are extremely rare, almost unheard of.
However you may want to consider your small pets safety (cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, any dog that you carry or have a carry purse for.)
These are all healthy snacks for a fox.
Also remember, the wildlife was here before we were.
Pay them some respect, don't feed them, just enjoy watching them from a distance. We have moved into their home, not the other way around.
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Re: Red Female Fox in the neighbourhood
« Reply #2 on: Oct 6th, 2014, 4:52pm »
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I agree with Adam.
There are also raccoons, skunks, rabbits, mice, etc - All animals I've encountered here, walking only a couple of feet from me, and they have never bothered me as I respect them.
There are also coyotes but I've only had one sighting; I mostly hear them.
As with fox, coyote attacks on humans are very rare but have happened in cases where the person runs and falls - Running is the behaviour of prey and is an invitation to a predatory animal.
Most animals are scared of humans so a simple shoo sound will scare them away. If you see a coyote and you are scared, you can stand your ground, appear as big as you can, and make loud noises and they will likely run.  
If we are talking large predatory animals such as wolves, bears and cougars, it is better to slowly back away but remain facing them.
I respect all living creatures so I stand still and watch as they go about their business, glad for the opportunity to witness the little nature we still have left in this world.  
When I saw a coyote here, he disappeared in a flash.  
Animals for the most part, do not like humans (for good reason) so you really do not need to worry except for your pets or children.
The real problems begin when people feed wild animals, putting their lives at risk.  
There was a beautiful healthy coywolf in Toronto that I felt blessed to see on Bloor heading into Cabbagetown late one night.
I was very sad to see on the news it was shot the next day. Sad
It was going towards cars when they'd come by it which is behaviour totally out of character for this animal - So obviously someone had been feeding it from their car.
What a tragic and needless loss of life.
A beautiful and brief video on how important wildlife is and that may change your views - How Wolves Change Rivers:
I higly recommend it.
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