Screaming fox night of May 25th

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morge...@cs.com

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May 26, 2020, 9:52:25 AM5/26/20
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Neighbors, last night, at about 3:30am I awoke to the pained screams of what I believe was a fox.  At first I thought ir was fighting with another animal, but its screams continued and the animal was clearly in agony.  This occurred in the area of Shreve/Buckelew.

We have a few foxes living in the area, they help keep the rodent population in check. Hopefully the animal is alright. 

MM


Karl Polzer

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May 26, 2020, 10:41:02 AM5/26/20
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On May 26, 2020, at 9:52 AM, morgeneggs via Poplar Heights Civic Association <Poplar...@googlegroups.com> wrote:


Neighbors, last night, at about 3:30am I awoke to the pained screams of what I believe was a fox.  At first I thought ir was fighting with another animal, but its screams continued and the animal was clearly in agony.  This occurred in the area of Shreve/Buckelew.

We have a few foxes living in the area, they help keep the rodent population in check. Hopefully the animal is alright. 

MM


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Cecilia Op de Beke

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May 26, 2020, 10:50:23 AM5/26/20
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I agree. I hope the animal is alright but I fear someone near us put out a trap. 
Cecilia

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May 26, 2020, 10:53:29 AM5/26/20
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May 26, 2020, 10:55:22 AM5/26/20
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On Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 9:52:25 AM UTC-4, morge...@cs.com wrote:

Probably foxes "mating" or trying to do so.   See link above.  Think:  "I thought you liked me."    "Me too." and so on. 

curiousones23

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May 26, 2020, 10:55:42 AM5/26/20
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Please stop sending blank emails.

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Cecilia Op de Beke

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May 26, 2020, 11:05:43 AM5/26/20
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Apologies. I acted too quickly in reacting to this email. Your location means there is no connection and what I fear of a trap is not confirmed.

Best to all our neighbors,
Cecilia 

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May 26, 2020, 11:07:29 AM5/26/20
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Margaret Eccles

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May 26, 2020, 11:14:42 AM5/26/20
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Apparently foxes scream for a number of reasons, so it doesn't necessarily mean they are in agony.  A search on "screaming foxes" yields several articles on fox behavior.   They scream when they are mating, or searching for a mate, or warning other foxes away, and more.

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Brian Blackburn

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May 26, 2020, 11:21:11 AM5/26/20
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Nearly 2x a week foxes in the night run down from Fowler down Ellison to the house at corner of Ellison and Kennedy (next door to us).  They stand next to the tree and scream as if they are looking for their family.  Some nights they lay in the bushes next to the house or crawl under our screened porch while they wait.  My dog is little but thinks she’s tough (haha) she chased one across Kennedy 2 nights ago and I called her back to the porch.  The fox saw how small she was and that the stopped chasing, and turned around and jogged back to the middle of my yard looked right at me and for 2 minutes out let me have it with that scream.  It was pretty interesting to see, almost like it was telling me off.  

marina suvalova

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May 29, 2020, 1:59:07 PM5/29/20
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Thank you for the info and insight into fox life.  I had no idea.  Since that night, I have not heard the fox again.  -MM

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