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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:35 pm 
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Hi All, I live in the outer suburbs of Melbourne and am so fed up with day time fox attacks on my chickens. There’s are foxes everywhere here! Has anyone had any success with controlling foxes in an urban area? Has anyone ever caught a fox in a cage trap?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:39 pm 
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Here's how to trap a fox by an expert viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8003028&p=545039&hilit=+fox+trapping#p545039

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:35 pm 
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So I’ve answered my own question, yes you can catch a fox in a cage trap! I put the trap in the spot the fox killed a chook along a fence line, and baited it with chicken liver. Two days later I trapped a sub-adult vixen. I had no idea what to do with it next but after a few phone calls found a pest exterminator who also does fox trapping and control. $100 for him to come out, shoot my trapped fox and take it away. He did seem pretty amazed that I had caught one, they usually have to use the soft leg hold traps. He said people have better success with cage traps that are made of green coloured mesh, and to avoid collapsible traps (I used a collapsible one and it was pretty bent up by the fox trying to escape).


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