[Community-service] Help the red fox - animal control

Ericka dotwriter1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 20:45:01 UTC 2019

I don’t know how to help your Georgia. Ask babies are really cute I bet.

Ericka Nelson

> On Apr 29, 2019, at 12:29 PM, Georgia Cabus via Community-Service <community-service at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> There seems to be a red fox in our backyard. Seen by the neighbors then my dad. It was at our deck.
> First concern was safety as people with visual impairment, it might attack us if we go out the backyard trying to throw the trash because we happen to get too close to their territory; under the shed or deck, especially if they have babies. 
> Already called the animal control they transferred me to Fairfax police (I'm in Fairfax county VA) but they only come out if foxy is either injured laying dead and/or stationary. They don't do removal and relocation. I called wildlife rescue and they told me there is no government services to deal with our case under the county so we have to hire a licensed fox removal to trap and they will put it down as that's the only way they can do it without government help.
> Any suggestions? Or any networks we have to help foxy red here. If it does have babies and start roaming around, the neighborhood mostly be the ones going to hunt it down. We're close by children's play fields and I'm sure they won't hesitate to call the exterminators.
> Curious question, what do you do when you happen to encounter wildlife animals while moving your white cane? Although, I know foxes are smart and runs away from you but what if you stumble on its den/lair/home? "Oh foxy sorry! Didn't mean to poke you with my cane!"
> Thanks,
> Georgia  
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