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Old 05-22-2011, 10:20 AM
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Well, it became apparent yesterday that the several sightings of foxes (even two at a time) in our yard now likely means we have a whole family of foxes living under our big shed out back. I'd know just how to take care of this problem IF we didn't live within the city limits and also in a subdivision (fairly big lots).

Our lot backs up to a farm and it's apparent they like the easy access as well as the many rabbit dinners they've enjoyed since moving in a bit over a week ago. Several hits with both a BB gun and pellet gun have not seemed to deter their resolve. Does anyone have a recommendation for a chemical that will make them want to vacate the shed area? For the record, I've spoken with TWRA and they have zero cares or concerns except to tell me that "NO" I cannot live trap and relocate them. I'm supposed to simply put up with the problem as far as they are concerned

As you might imagine, my wife is not at all pleased that she no longer feels safe in her back yard. Nor is she comfortable any more with the grand kids playing there. The whole fox family showed up not 30 minutes after we all were outside in the back yard (7 people) and proceeded to romp and play until stung by a pellet or three.

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Old 05-22-2011, 03:28 PM
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Ammonia?? I know that it's pungent to the human nose so I could only guess what it would be to a fox nose. It's a thought!

What's stored in the shed? Anything you don't mind smelling a little like ammonia for a while?
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:27 AM
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seached your question online & this is what I keep finding

There is no magic spray or device that you can use to make them go away. Some people try to sell ultrasonic sound emitters. These devices are worthless at eliminating fox or coyotes. Some old wives' tales recommend the use of mothballs or ammonia-soaked rags to make them leave, but I've been to countless homes where these techniques failed - biologists know that these attempts won't work. The ONE AND ONLY WAY to take care of your problem is with trapping and removal of the animals.
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how about using a Bow?
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:08 AM
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Thanks for your input guys! I found some similar info that it's not easy to get rid of them. As far as the smell of anything I might try, it for sure will not be as bad as what the smell of a fox "den" is, I can tell you that much!!
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:54 PM
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i second the bow remark, or unload a can of pepper spray into the den
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:57 AM
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i second the bow remark, or unload a can of pepper spray into the den
Well, I never thought of pepper spray......
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:02 PM
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Well, I never thought of pepper spray......

i sure wouldn't wana live in there after that lol
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:50 AM
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Have you ever thought of makeing a big wooden box with a piece of meat tyed to the stick holding it up?
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:11 AM
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Have you ever thought of makeing a big wooden box with a piece of meat tyed to the stick holding it up?
Hey Jake,
I called the Tn Wildlife Agency and was told I could not live trap them and relocate them How dumb is that??

It does seem, however, that my continued popping them with both BB & pellet guns was enough to get them to move. No sightings now in 5 days or so.

My Wife actually goes into the back yard now...lol.
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:07 PM
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I would think TN would have a more realistic policy on varmints. We use a .22 to controll our predators. But we have too many, they can wreak havoc during lambing.
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