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fox and yotes in the city

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by lrhuntr, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. lrhuntr

    lrhuntr New Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    I live in Wisconsin on Lake Michigan. The city i live in has about 50,000 people or so. I have tons of squrriels and i usually shoot a couple a week with my pellet gun. A week ago i shot one and forgot to pick it up, the next morning i relized that it was gone. There was fur and blood where it was. This has happend a couple of more times since then. I have also found rabbit fur in several places as well. I am wondering if there is a yote or fox running around. I do have a cementary about a block away where there have been sightings of fox and yotes there. I dont know. I could be a stray dog or coon but my neighbors said they had found fox tracks in there yard a couple weeks ago.

    Right now i have a squrriel i shot laying in the yard and i am going to try to pull an all nighter (as i have off of work tommorrow :) ) and see if i can figure it out.

    Anybody ever have a problem like this?
  2. BigFatKen

    BigFatKen Active Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    Auburn, AL
  3. GoRon

    GoRon Participating Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    west burbs of Chicago
    I had squirrels living in the tree next to my house for years.

    One morning leaving for work I noticed a lot of nesting debris and fur in my yard.

    Not long after that I saw one of the squirrels on the back fence with half its tail dying and ready to fall off.

    I believe the hawk that started hanging around is the culprit. Of course I cannot know for sure but it seems likely to me.

    I also found the remains of a hare in the back yard. Nothing edible left, just some fur and skin.
  4. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Mentor

    Dec 24, 2002
    Southwestern Ohio
    Yote's running all over there place out here. Yesterday the wife called to tell me 3 bobcats were laying under a tree in the neighbors yard.
  5. pete f

    pete f Participating Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    We have a place in Door county, we have raccoon, fox, yote, hawks, owls, crows, feral cats and dogs, a few badgers, and supposedly one wolverine (unconfirmed). There are lots of things that will like a free meal. If it looks like it was eaten in place, most likely it is a smaller hawk or owl. Once dead, most others will pick it up and run off before eating. A hawk or Owl will usually rip open the carcase where it is and then leave fur and bits behind.
  6. XLMiguel

    XLMiguel Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Santa Fe, NM
    Critters adapt -

    I live inside the Beltway in northern VA. I have seen a fox in my front yard, deer in the back yard, and what I believe to be coyote tracks down by a streambed in the neighborhood. There have been plenty of documented coyote sightings around here, and last summer, someone was claiming to have found mountain lion tracks out by Rt 7 the Dulles toll road. There's also at least one redtailed hawk that dines regularly on the pidgeons that live under the rt. 66 overpass nearby. It's a very developed and congested area, but there's no shortage of wildlife in the 'burbs. Critters adapt.
  7. Leatherneck

    Leatherneck Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    No. Virginia and Northern Neck
    Like Mike, we have coyotes and all the typical lesser beasties all the time.

    This morning, Andrews AFB was investigating two separate sightings yesterday of a large black or brown cat. Speculation includes everything from a bobcat to a mountain lion or even a panther!:eek:

  8. Nashmack

    Nashmack Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    I've seen a couple fishercats up here in the north end of NH's second largest city
  9. hoghunting

    hoghunting Participating Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    In the suburbs north of Dallas, there are coyotes and foxes that are seen in the streets and parks. The land is fully developed, but the animals have survived by eating pets and the pet's food. When too many pets become meals, Aminal control and Texas Parks and Wildlife trap some of wild animals.
  10. slow944

    slow944 Member

    Mar 21, 2006
    Dallas, TX.
    Hoghunting where in Dallas are you?? I'm in the Lakehighlands area NW Hwy and Jupiter. Anyway when we moved in in 2001 the following summer the Trapper for the City of Dallas trapped 9 yotes in the little park in our neighnorhood. Seems they took a likeing to the cats and small dogs people let out at night to do their business. I spoke with the City people and seems thay use all the little creeks and streams as highways back and forth to the outskirts of any city. Also one of my neighbors went out for her paper and found a Bobcat eating the cat food she leaves out for strays.

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