Is a fox that is active during
the day rabid?
Foxes are among the many creatures attached with
myths and misjudgements among humans. Many
people would consider them vicious and scary
animals that can growl at or pounce on you
anytime and for whatever reason. That they are
just up to kill and destroy. Well, contrary to
that, foxes are such mild creatures that bear
little harm than perceived and if tamed well,
can actually be a cute pet.
If at all you spot a fox in your front yard or
hanging around your porch, don’t go out reaching
for your gun to shoot the innocent little fella.
The guy comes in peace. He has no business of
raging a war with you. So, just relax and let
the fella walk away softly as he came. On the
other hand, the fox eats vegetables and it might
have come to look for food. If you feel that it
will destroy your vegetation just chase it away.
They are usually scared of humans unless
provoked or cornered.
Foxes are not as active during the day as they
are at dawn or dusk. They keep to themselves, to
their own packs, worrying about their young ones
more than they do about coming to cause havoc in
your home. Once in a while if they run out of
food, they’ll come to human settlements. If not
to search garbage cans, they could as well wait
on some human to act kind enough and give them
some food. But if hunting stretches its limits,
they’ll go for the hens you keep or any other
little pets they may find. But this happens in
rare cases. The creatures are just as scared of
people as you are of spiders.
At the slightest suggestive movement, a fox will
duck and run back to its hiding. If you throw a
tennis ball or make a noise, be sure it will run
far away from you. Including rabid foxes. In as
much as rebids are considered to having violent
behavior and carelessly biting dogs, people and
other foxes too, that is not actually the case.
Rabid or not, the chances of foxes being violent
are 1:200. They are not built for fights with
So, never get scared if a fox crosses your yard
on a Sunday afternoon. It is simply finding food
for the younglings it left back at its hiding.
Don’t be the one to rob a family of its mum or
dad. Don’t shoot the creature. Just let it go
and you will never see it again.
A little kindness goes a long way of having a
fox family finally having a meal. Don’t shoot,
just let it go.
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