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  • From: Deb S <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] off topic: foxes
  • Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 22:54:52 -0400

My Jack Russell Terrier at 14 lbs will kill cats. I think a 20-25lb red fox
would find a cat a tasty snack.


On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 6:34 PM, Ginda Fisher <> wrote:

> Foxes eat rabbits, and help protect my plants, right? So foxes aren't
> completely off-topic. But does anyone know how likely they are to eat (or
> kill) house cats? We seem to have a rather bold fox in the neighborhood. I
> just saw him trot by, and I let in a rather nervous-looking cat. The cat is
> critical for controlling birds and chipmunks around my currants, (and she
> eats young rabbits) but she's also a pet, and I'm wondering how risky it is
> out there.
> On the plus side, I suppose if we have a fox this year, we probably don't
> have coyotes this year. . .
> Weird looking fox, for what it's worth. I think it's a red fox (the
> species, that is), but his back is mostly brown. Sort of a mottled fox. I
> have seen a gray fox in the area, but I think those are larger than this
> one.
> Ginda
> Eastern MA, zone 6
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