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Do you see many foxes round your way? What do you think of them?

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:03 (seventeen years ago) link

the milkman that delivers down my parents' road has had to stop leaving eggs on the doorsteps coz foxes used to follow his cart and eat 'em all.

I have much love for the fox. But then I am not a keen gardener, nor do I keep chickens.

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:07 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.impawards.com/1980/posters/foxes_ver1.jpg

Sean (Sean), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:08 (seventeen years ago) link

urban fox explosion in the last ten years, i have yet to encounter one round harringay way tho

stevem (blueski), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:10 (seventeen years ago) link

I see them now and again. I hear them alot. Saw one on our garden shed in October, and our rubbish bags have been bitten into a few times. I think they are a bit of a menace, as they've killed a couple of cats.

jel -- (jel), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:11 (seventeen years ago) link

i love foxes & see them every now and again, but certainly not immediately where i live. i wouldn't mind a fox living in my garden.

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:11 (seventeen years ago) link

I've seen four in the past week in London. I decided to walk the rest of the way back to my parents from Wood Green and I saw two crossing White Hart Lane. Then just before Christmas there were two in my parents' garden. One appeared to be wearing a collar, but I wasn't able to see what type of collar so I don't know whether it was a tame one or if a zoologist had attached a radio transmitter. I may have been mistaken anyway - could be just black fur that looked like a collar.

There weren't any when I was a kid and my first urban fox encounters were in Bristol, where there's loads (the BBC's Foxwatch was filmed there after all). I see them round my way in Oxford, but only very late at night or very early in the morning.

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:14 (seventeen years ago) link

I think they are a bit of a menace, as they've killed a couple of cats.

this surprises me, as I thought foxes tended to come off worse when they clashed with cats.

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:16 (seventeen years ago) link

I've seen them all over London incl. Harringay. Most recent sighting in Southgate Road, Hackney, when waiting for a bus the other night. The fox saw me watching it intently but continued confidently and unhurriedly on its way across the road.

David (David), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:17 (seventeen years ago) link

They piss me off. They bark and fuck outside my bedroom window most nights, and it's a thoroughly horrible noise.

Having said that, I came face to face with one the other night walking back through Barnes Common to my house. We stared each other out for a bit, I made to move, so did he, a bit more staring. Then I walked off, throughly pleased. That was nice.

There is a large family of them living in the undergrowth at my parents' house. I like watching them sun themselves on the lawn.

Markelby (Mark C), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:17 (seventeen years ago) link

They piss me off. They bark and fuck outside my bedroom window most nights, and it's a thoroughly horrible noise.

You're only jealous!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:18 (seventeen years ago) link

they always seem to be unsure as to whether I'm a threat to them or not. Quite often they'll run away, but will keep stopping and looking back at me.

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:19 (seventeen years ago) link

It's prolly that foxfur jacket you wear mark!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Well, dead cat in next door's alley way with it's throat ripped open, could only think a fox could've done this, as they don't have a dog.

jel -- (jel), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:20 (seventeen years ago) link

cat could've died *then* had its throat ripped.

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:21 (seventeen years ago) link

Could've done. Still think they are a bit horrible.

jel -- (jel), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Barry's right about the awful noise. I fear that when we finally napalm our shamefully overgrown garden we'll be cooking a couple of foxes. Tim and Cabbage: skip lunch that day and come round.

Michael Jones (MichaelJ), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:23 (seventeen years ago) link

They smell terrible. I'm not living in an urban area, so the ones I see sometimes on the way back from a gig are rural.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:26 (seventeen years ago) link

foxes on the way back from gigs? who have they been to see? wait, don't tell me...

http://www.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGPORTRAITS/music/portrait200/drp000/p043/p04345gg1sr.jpg

stevem (blueski), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:28 (seventeen years ago) link

I saw a red one curled up asleep (was breathing, so--not dead) with its nose underneath its tail, next to the train tracks between Peckham Rye and Queens Road station once.

I have seen others, though not looking so twee.

sgs, Monday, 29 December 2003 11:28 (seventeen years ago) link

In Aja's absence..
http://www.stcmuseum.org/gifs/foxsleeping.gif

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:30 (seventeen years ago) link

A cornered fox is a very nasty thing, even for a human. Although I think they are more of a scavenger type creature than say an animal picking a fight for territory purposes like cats do, usually they will try and pick off younger animals etc, ie easy prey, rather than trying to engage in a brawl with a fully grown cat (coz cats fight back with sharp claws and teeth), unless they are really desperate for food. It isn't key to the foxes survival to fight in this way, they prefer to just run off.

A bit like me actually.

Ste (Fuzzy), Monday, 29 December 2003 11:33 (seventeen years ago) link

One evening not so long ago I was putting my key in the door when a large red fox rushed out of our cat flap! It had prob. been eating the cat's food - scared the living whatsits out of me

Andrew L (Andrew L), Monday, 29 December 2003 12:16 (seventeen years ago) link

My dad used to keep chickens, and the foxs were the biggest nuisence in the world. He put up loads of barbed wire - damn chicken coop looked like a WW1 trench.

Johnney B (Johnney B), Monday, 29 December 2003 15:55 (seventeen years ago) link

i live in a town cut out of a forest, yet not too many foxes around here. More possums, as it were.

also, deer, which have been seen wandering near some of the more remote dorms on campus here.

El Santo Claus (Kingfish), Monday, 29 December 2003 16:10 (seventeen years ago) link

I haven't seen a fox in DC, but this past summer apparently one managed to get in a cage at the National Zoo and kill a bald eagle.

Animals that I have seen in DC include deer, opossums, raccoons, and while I was coming home from work late one night, a cat that had the intelligence to wait for my car to stop at the stop sign and use the crosswalk.

j.lu (j.lu), Monday, 29 December 2003 16:36 (seventeen years ago) link

that's pretty cool about the cat, I had a cat that was clever enough to pee into sewer grids. (not on command obv)

Ste (Fuzzy), Monday, 29 December 2003 16:40 (seventeen years ago) link

The fox that killed the bald eagle must have been the uberfox, or something like that.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Monday, 29 December 2003 16:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Actually, the theory is that the fox attacked while the eagle was eating, or was otherwise distracted. But in DC (legal) gun ownership is heavily restricted [1] and dogs are supposed to be kept on leashes, so they are probably pretty fearless.

[1] Illegal firearms, while very common in DC, are mostly used on other humans.

j.lu (j.lu), Monday, 29 December 2003 16:53 (seventeen years ago) link

At least one urban fox family lives near my flat; I often see them on my way home late at night.

The closest I've been to a fox - and a rural one, too - was when I was on a camping holiday as a teenager. I sneaked off into some woods to *cough* get to know myself better *cough*, and was fully occupied when I heard something in the undergrowth. I turned round, and saw a fox stalking something, only about six feet away. He didn't see me until I moved a foot slightly; when he heard the rustle, he turned, saw me, and scarpered.

caitlin (caitlin), Tuesday, 30 December 2003 11:44 (seventeen years ago) link

There was a fox I saw regularly in the gulch by the pjs at 11th and Decatur- that's pretty urban.

Even better was a black fox that lived along the Lee Gulch trail in Littleton. When I first saw it I thought it was a dog, but as I got closer I realized that it was a fox. Very cool.

Foxes are kind of fascinating to me, their posture is sorta feline.

Hunter (Hunter), Wednesday, 31 December 2003 05:20 (seventeen years ago) link

two years pass...
I'm fucking sick of the noise they make - apparently January is the height of mating season. There's quite a few round here and their scent seems to drive our neighbours' young dogs yapping mad as well - all this at about 2am last night. Alright I should probably should've stayed at the party I was at and this will teach me. It's just depressing knowing that you'll probably be woken up again in the week by their hideous sound. What to do?

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Sunday, 8 January 2006 20:15 (fifteen years ago) link

One ran across in front of my car at dusk yesterday. I didn't hit it.

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Sunday, 8 January 2006 20:18 (fifteen years ago) link

I was once taking a nap on a park bench by the lakefront and woke up to find one standing about a foot away from my face. That was pretty cool, in retrospect. It's been a few months since I last saw a fox while driving around, but I did see a coyote very calmly trotting up the sidewalk in the neighborhood that I live in a month or two ago (I live right next to a large park system bordering a river, so I see larger critters wandering about all the time, but mostly opossums and raccoons).

Chris F. (servoret), Monday, 9 January 2006 02:17 (fifteen years ago) link

seen them on hill st, argyle st and some west end st, in the past year or so. always at night, of course. I like seeing them

RJG (RJG), Monday, 9 January 2006 02:22 (fifteen years ago) link

I got barked at by a fox last night when I went into the garden to empty some compost into the worm bin. Stuck my head over the fence and it was looking straight up at me from about 10 feet away. I like seeing these fellers around!

Had an interesting encounter with one about a year ago. Was cycling home in the dark when I saw a sizeable lump lying across the cycle lane right next to quite a busy bus stop. I slowed down and saw it was a fox and I could see it was still breathing, so I jumped off my bike to have a look at it. It didn't look great, so I turned to the bus queue - there must have been about 10 people there - and asked if someone would help me move it out of the road. I sort of had visions of the poor thing being pulped by the Number 25 when it turned up. Anyhow, they all totally blanked me apart from one bloke who told me he'd seen it get chased out of the park by a dog and run into the road where it got hit. Then everyone just kind of shuffled away from me like it wasn't really dying there in front of them.

Not really knowing what to do, I bent down to take a closer look. The fox looked pretty stunned and scared, so shielded it from the heavy traffic with my bike - not wanting it to get up and run back into the cars. I was a bit fearful of handling it and the sight of all the blood dribbling from it's mouth didn't really help, but then I just thought fuck it, got someone to watch my bike, picked the poor thing up and carried it back across 5 lanes of traffic and put it down under a bush. At which point it got back up on it's feet and wondered off into the night.

NickB (NickB), Monday, 9 January 2006 09:39 (fifteen years ago) link

There's a fox that trots past my house at exactly 5:35 every morning. I think he must own an alarm clock or something.

Hello Sunshine (Hello Sunshine), Monday, 9 January 2006 09:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Aw, I miss them. I had them on my old street, but not on at the new house.

Ah! The Feinbos! (kate), Monday, 9 January 2006 11:45 (fifteen years ago) link

Foxes are so sweet. They remind me of Kate Moss for some reason. They're all over BC and I'm totally down with them.

Nick B is a good guy. One day a fox may even save HIS life.

LC, Monday, 9 January 2006 12:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Fox in the snow, where do you go to find something you can eat...

http://animals.timduru.org/dirlist/fox/redfox_Snow_BeautifulCuteFoxie.jpg

Hello Sunshine (Hello Sunshine), Monday, 9 January 2006 12:40 (fifteen years ago) link

more fox hate please. have you people never been woken up by them fighting/mating/some weird combination of both in the middle of the night?

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Monday, 9 January 2006 12:41 (fifteen years ago) link

never

RJG (RJG), Monday, 9 January 2006 12:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Actually, I have. But you asked for this, you lot banned hunting, so now the bloody things are running wild.

Get me a horse and some hounds, and we shall sort this nonsense out!

Ah! The Feinbos! (kate), Monday, 9 January 2006 12:45 (fifteen years ago) link

X-post

Yeah, but that's just part of their charm....

Apparently they make such a racket when they're at it because the foxy willy has little backward-facing hooks on it that make sure they stay coupled long enough to ensure conception. And you can imagine what that feels like for the lady fox. Hence the yowling.

Hello Sunshine (Hello Sunshine), Monday, 9 January 2006 12:46 (fifteen years ago) link

I thought that was cats.

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Monday, 9 January 2006 12:48 (fifteen years ago) link

You're very lucky, RJG.

Supposedly fox-hunting made little difference to actual fox population in the countryside. It surely wasn't that frequent and widespread in order to cause this increase in population of urban foxes anyway?

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Monday, 9 January 2006 12:50 (fifteen years ago) link

I've been woken up by the foxy sex yelp and it left me feeling quite excited. Not in a foxy sex way, but just that there are truly wild things running amok in this city when everyone is sleeping (or trying).

NickB (NickB), Monday, 9 January 2006 12:52 (fifteen years ago) link

now you're pro-fox hunting, stevem?

RJG (RJG), Monday, 9 January 2006 12:53 (fifteen years ago) link

no because I don't think it is effective.

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Monday, 9 January 2006 12:55 (fifteen years ago) link

According to Country Life, membership in hunt clubs has doubled since the ban. So perhaps all the illegal hunts are increasing the urban fox populations after all!

Ah! The Feinbos! (kate), Monday, 9 January 2006 12:55 (fifteen years ago) link

would've been the king of fox-loving twitter if i could've gotten a decent photo.

Merdeyeux, Friday, 16 May 2014 16:01 (six years ago) link

Re: coyotes vs. deer. Because they don't hunt in packs like wolves, coyotes can't possibly predate on adult does or bucks. Young fawns are small enough to be coyote prey, though.

king of chin-stroking banality (Aimless), Friday, 16 May 2014 16:54 (six years ago) link

Thought this was going to be a thread about attractive young ladies in hip hop fashions.

This Is Not An ILX Username (LaMonte), Saturday, 17 May 2014 01:35 (six years ago) link

Thought i wasn't going to FP anybody on this thread

the only loving boy in UKIP (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 17 May 2014 01:37 (six years ago) link

for the sheer clumsiness more than anything

verhzleyavbtreleambreb (imago), Saturday, 17 May 2014 01:45 (six years ago) link

L-R: Hip Hop fashion; attractive young lady

the only loving boy in UKIP (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 17 May 2014 01:47 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

From FB, a Fox at the venue a day early for a Belle & Sebastian show

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10409158_10152364240853500_7229073569516468790_n.jpg

Incident At Spanish Harlem (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:47 (six years ago) link

Louise from across the road warned me today about a deadly fox in the area, when it appeared in her garden she ran at the poor bugger with a hard bristle sweeping brush. I tried to explain to her that this fox was probably in need of hydration and terrified.

xelab, Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:24 (six years ago) link

They were doing their business in our front garden so I invested in one of these (invented by my late brother-in-law, incidentally):

http://www.fox-watch.co.uk/

Grandpont Genie, Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:30 (six years ago) link

ten months pass...

Foxes steal newspapers! Just what are they trying to do by blocking humans' access to information?

Miss Anne Thrope (j.lu), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 13:27 (five years ago) link

they developed a taste for charles krauthammer's washington post columns after enjoying his appearances on fox news, the cable channel of choice for that branch of the canidae family

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 13:33 (five years ago) link

nine months pass...

fox attempts to steal wallet

https://twitter.com/Hag0605/status/706969998867243008?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

jbn, Friday, 11 March 2016 14:03 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

There are some large and partly overgrown gardens at the back of our house and there's at least 3 foxes living in there. There are 2 we see together quite often lately so I think they probably have cubs. Just now we saw the pair of foxes in the garden behind ours right by these 2 black cats (there are loads of cats around here too) and they pretty much just ignored/weren't bothered by each other. The foxes were running around the garden, probably looking for food, while the cats just stayed in the same spot. We were a bit concerned at first when we saw the 2 foxes right next to one of the cats (didn't see the other cat at first) but the cat just stood its ground I guess.

All the foxes look a bit mangy. One of them has no fur on its tail at all. Sometimes I leave some bread out in the garden with some marmite and mange medicine on it (apparently foxes love marmite), but I was looking at the bottle and it's homeopathic so I'm a bit skeptical that it actually does anything for them. We got it from a fox protection society though. I'm also not convinced the foxes are even the ones eating it with all the seagulls around here.

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 6 May 2017 18:56 (three years ago) link

i love the late night demonic howls of foxes

Treeship, Saturday, 6 May 2017 19:45 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk1mAd77Hr4

Treeship, Saturday, 6 May 2017 19:45 (three years ago) link

hear this kind of thing almost every night at my parents' house

Treeship, Saturday, 6 May 2017 19:45 (three years ago) link

I had to jam on the brakes the other day because a fox trotted across the road in front of my car carrying something in its mouth that might well have been a young rabbit. There's at least one full family of them living in the dunes behind our housing estate.

trishyb, Saturday, 6 May 2017 21:32 (three years ago) link

Wish this was a thread about broads

calstars, Saturday, 6 May 2017 22:56 (three years ago) link

this guy comes to visit me sometimes when i'm mucking about at my allotment...

https://image.ibb.co/iHXW85/frrfrr.jpg

del esdichado (NickB), Sunday, 7 May 2017 04:12 (three years ago) link

that is the sweetest looking vulpine

ogmor, Sunday, 7 May 2017 08:47 (three years ago) link

omg are there amateur wildlife photography awards

imago, Sunday, 7 May 2017 08:50 (three years ago) link

We eat crisps together and i fill him in on the football

del esdichado (NickB), Sunday, 7 May 2017 09:45 (three years ago) link

a+ fox, would feed crisps to

the world's smallest 13-inch (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 7 May 2017 10:00 (three years ago) link

What's under the bottle-cloches?

trishyb, Sunday, 7 May 2017 16:53 (three years ago) link

i sow my broad beans under them - they keep the frost off in the winter / help retain moisture in drier weather / holds the slugs at bay / stops cute furry mammals from digging them up

del esdichado (NickB), Sunday, 7 May 2017 20:24 (three years ago) link

Milennial Ygritte at the bar
Sorry Wrong life

calstars, Sunday, 7 May 2017 20:50 (three years ago) link

The foxes around my way seem very thin and I'd like to feed them, but I have a very large and imperious cat who chases them out the street...

Lovely picture NickB

ultros ultros-ghali, Sunday, 7 May 2017 21:12 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

the sounds these guys make

Treeship, Sunday, 25 June 2017 04:24 (three years ago) link

this fox is just screaming outside my window rn like a banshee.

Treeship, Sunday, 25 June 2017 04:25 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

I saw a fox last week when I was walking to the post office. Prior to this the wildest animals I had seen near me (I live in a large-ish city in NJ) were rabbits (a few here and there), the odd raccoon, and groundhogs (a whole colony of them, at least 3 or 4). The fox just came jogging down the street, sniffing at people's lawns like a dog. Of course I didn't have my phone with me, or I'd have taken a picture. It was totally unafraid of me. Exciting as hell.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 15 January 2018 20:37 (three years ago) link

Last night one stood next to me outside my house for the time it took to smoke two cigs. I love them.

Never changed username before (cardamon), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 01:27 (three years ago) link

misread as Unban Foxes

sarahell, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 01:28 (three years ago) link

This fox can't stop staring through Swedish couple's window

Well, it's their own fault for giving him ham on Christmas.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 18 January 2018 15:31 (three years ago) link

that’s a beauty of a fox, would feed ham to any time

grim-n-gritty hooty reboot (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 18 January 2018 15:36 (three years ago) link

There are 3 foxes in the 2 gardens to the right of mine. They all look good, no signs of mange, I guess probably the mangy foxes that lived there last year have died and these have moved in to take their place. Been watching them out the top window for a while. Not sure what they are up to - at first I assumed it was a male and a female and the third one was a rival male, it is mating season after all. But they all seem friendly with each other, and have been jumping between the 2 gardens, sometimes 2 in one and 1 in the other, but not the same pair all the time.

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:39 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Fox! There's one wandering around my neighborhood today, confirmed by two neighbors. It passed me twice while I was working in the front yard, but I only caught a glimpse before I RAN IN THE HOUSE LIKE THE COWARD I AM. Just phoned the city and was told that wildlife is part of the city, and they won't do anything unless the animal's injured. "What should I do if I get home one night and find myself face-to-face with it?" "Uh...try to scare it away."

They're not dangerous, are they?

clemenza, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 15:18 (one year ago) link

Unless it's rabid, you're in more danger from a domestic cat

Number None, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 15:51 (one year ago) link

Thanks--I skimmed through this thread, and that seemed to be the general feeling. If I disappear off this board, though, tell the world my story.

clemenza, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 15:53 (one year ago) link

Is it OK if we snicker a bit as we tell it?

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 03:32 (one year ago) link

We've always had foxes in my neighborhood, but in the past year or so they've done particularly well. It used to be I'd just hear them in the distance if I was up in the middle of the night, but now I'll see one about every two weeks trotting home with a squirrel in its mouth if I'm out walking the dog at 7 a.m.

This has led to some hilarious posts on Facebook/Nextdoor along the lines of "just want to warn you to keep your dogs and cats inside - there's a fox in the neighborhood!" FORTUNATELY always educated by dozens of other commenters.

However, there's one person who swears up and down that they saw a coyote, which are a bit more rare around these parts and would be a good reason to lock up your dogs and cats. But a lot of the foxes have brownish coats so I'm guessing they just saw one of them.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 12:01 (one year ago) link

a fox stole one of my daughter's school shoes off the front verandah one night--they'd been left out to dry after she jumped in mud etc--and ate half of it

Just saw this guy again through my window--he has apparently moved into the neighborhood.

clemenza, Saturday, 27 July 2019 12:32 (one year ago) link

They're all over the place in London, they're so common, and so visible, they almost don't even register as wild animals anymore.

Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Saturday, 27 July 2019 12:54 (one year ago) link

Hate to say it, but I think what I saw this morning might have been a coyote. The one a few days ago, even though I only caught a momentary glimpse, was definitely orangey; what I saw this morning (I was inside and had a better look) looked more greyish, no orange, and wasn't a dog. It's a nice day, so, as always, people are out everywhere walking dogs and young children. I guess it's not a big deal--maybe it just goes its own way and avoids everybody.

clemenza, Saturday, 27 July 2019 13:19 (one year ago) link

I see loads of foxes where I live. The most startling thing I've seen in recent times is wild deers appearing in the local woods every summer. Last summer I thought the old guy who told me there was a couple of them wandering about on what is locally called the mountains (they are just big hills) that he must have been going senile, until I saw them with my own eyes.

calzino, Saturday, 27 July 2019 13:22 (one year ago) link

(xp) Glad to say there are no coyotes in London! I don't know what size coyotes are but foxes are pretty small.

Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Saturday, 27 July 2019 13:29 (one year ago) link

From their respective articles in Wikipedia:

Coyote males average 8 to 20 kg (18 to 44 lb) in weight, while females average 7 to 18 kg (15 to 40 lb), though size varies geographically. Northern subspecies, which average 18 kg (40 lb), tend to grow larger than the southern subspecies of Mexico, which average 11.5 kg (25 lb).

Red fox adult weights range from 2.2–14 kg (5–31 lb), with vixens typically weighing 15–20% less than males.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 27 July 2019 15:55 (one year ago) link

Definitely a coyote. My next-door neighbour says there have been two or three in our area as of late, caused by a nearby construction site interfering with their food supply. She has a small dog, so she's worried. I looked up this video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB1V0YPIrSo

If it comes to that, I guess a shoe would be the nearest thing to throw--the yelling and screaming part would come easy for me. (You're talking about someone who, when I was teaching out in a portable once, got the teacher next door to come in and kill a dragonfly for me--something she was kind enough to bring up at my retirement.)

clemenza, Saturday, 27 July 2019 17:24 (one year ago) link

Yup. Channel your inner ape and go apeshit. Since most animals already consider us to be borderline psychotic and dangerously unbalanced, they will generally treat you like kryptonite.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 27 July 2019 17:31 (one year ago) link


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