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FOX & COYOTE CONTROL
Both Coyote and Fox are opportunistic predators that will eat most anything. In the wild, their diet consists of mice, rabbits, squirrels, birds, eggs, apples, persimmons, etc. A suburban predator will eat all the above plus dog and cat food, garbage, house cats, and a variety of garden treats.
Their ability to adapt has left many unpleasant encounters with people all over the nation. California has restricted a wildlife control operator’s ability to capture these canines and as a result, small children are being attacked by coyotes. Coyote and Fox mate in the months of January and February. 62 days later, about six pups are born in a den. Coyotes are known to attack and eat domestic animals if they are hungry enough.
Both coyotes and fox are members of the canine family, which includes wolves and dogs. The average Indiana coyote weighs about 35 pounds and the average Indiana Fox weighs around 15 pounds. We receive several calls a year about coyotes attacking dogs and fox attacking dogs. During the fall of the year, the juvenile coyote and fox are dispersing. This is a bad time of year for coyotes eating dog food and fox eating cat food. Some of the juveniles have not learned to hunt well enough and as a result tend to wander into people’s yards and create havoc.
Not only is it illegal to poison a coyote, but it is also a very slow and miserable death. Most of the time, coyote trapping or fox trapping is the best way to stop coyotes killing dogs or fox killing cats. Some of our rural customers simply resort to shooting coyotes when they become a nuisance coyote or shooting fox when they become a nuisance fox. We have trapped hundreds of coyote and fox in the Indianapolis and surrounding areas. If you are having a coyote or fox problem, give us a call for your free phone estimate.