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Working in a residential area right by the river today mid morning and this fox comes running Cross the road.I was like dang are you lost ? Hopefully yall can enlarge the pic.and see him( or her)Its just right of Center at the bush.

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Nice! We have foxes in our neighborhood, though

my kids find the dens in the ravines, I mostly see

them on the road...and not in good shape...

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2 girls on a farm got attacked by a rabid one in the next county over and thay finally shot him.I was wondering if this one was too,since he was running around in the daytime.

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28 minutes ago, N Florida Mike said:

2 girls on a farm got attacked by a rabid one in the next county over and thay finally shot him.I was wondering if this one was too,since he was running around in the daytime.

 

Hard to say, does look a tad ragged on the butt end.

Might be mange, but otherwise seems to be heading 

for cover...

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 hard to say. i would have thought they would have already shed  down there. but they also run in the day time as well. great mousers. don't  let your wife catch you looking at those foxes!!!!

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The incidence of rabies among red fox is very low.

Unfortunately though, the red fox population in north Polk County has been assaulted by sarcoptic mange.

We've watched whole families of red fox disappear from our backyard, but fortunately a small population

of fully pelaged specimens still remain. Not to mention bobcats, coyotes and cougars (Florida panther)

 

Roger

 

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11 hours ago, RoLo said:

The incidence of rabies among red fox is very low.

Unfortunately though, the red fox population in north Polk County has been assaulted by sarcoptic mange.

We've watched whole families of red fox disappear from our backyard, but fortunately a small population

of fully pelaged specimens still remain. Not to mention bobcats, coyotes and cougars (Florida panther)

 

Roger

 

No bears ?

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7 hours ago, N Florida Mike said:

No bears ?

 

Good question, because black bear are common in Florida.

We have deer, turkey and quail, but I'm not aware of bear in our neck of the woods.

 

Roger

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Bears regularly seen in st johns county just south of where I am.There was a panther run over in st johns county a few years ago.

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29 minutes ago, N Florida Mike said:

Bears regularly seen in st johns county just south of where I am.There was a panther run over in st johns county a few years ago.

 

I envy you.

We have bear to the east and west of us, but not right here to my knowledge.

Two years ago my wife seen a Florida panther within a 1/4 of our house (Canal Road near Lake Pierce)

I never have, though I've seen one road-killed cougar.

 

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                         Mike, I had to show you my backyard buddies

                                                           (I took these photos a few years ago)

 

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Roger

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We have had panther sightings for years,even though FWC would say there are none up here. I think they are overall a very good agency, but they consistently hold that there are no panthers in North and west Florida.I sometimes wonder if theres something political going on with it.Even though development has changed NE Florida there are still a lot of woods panthers can hide in.There was one that was killed way up in GA that had travelled all the way from S Florida and was determined by DNA to be the cub of a known female in S Fl.

I may have seen one when I was 10 or 11.off hwy 1 N of st Augustine.It jumped out,saw us and jumped right back in the brush. Just saw a quick glimpse.

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On 3/26/2017 at 6:12 PM, N Florida Mike said:

We have had panther sightings for years,even though FWC would say there are none up here. I think they are overall a very good agency, but they consistently hold that there are no panthers in North and west Florida.

 

 

The FWC ought to know better, because one of the largest panthers in Florida was a roadkill in Palm Coast,

just south of your area. In fact, that wasn't the only cat found in Palm Coast either. It is true though,

that the lion's share of cougars follow the Lake Wales Ridge, which runs from Sebring to Clermont.

Florida is essentially flat, but we live in the highest portion of peninsular Florida, close to BOK Tower,

which is 100 yards above sea level. It might be that the cougar's attraction to ridge lines

may tie into one of their many other names: 'mountain lion' (I really don't know)

 

Roger

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Ive been interested in F Panthers for many years.I can take you to the exact spot where the last known panther was shot in Duval county in the 60s.It was killed in a magnolia tree in mandarin fl,which is southern duval.Where I grew up.

And I have been to bok tower once when I was a kid.Pleasant memory of being with my parents.As I recall,it looked out over miles of citrus groves.

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7 hours ago, N Florida Mike said:

Ive been interested in F Panthers for many years.I can take you to the exact spot where the last known panther was shot in Duval county in the 60s.It was killed in a magnolia tree in mandarin fl,which is southern duval.Where I grew up.

And I have been to bok tower once when I was a kid.Pleasant memory of being with my parents.As I recall,it looked out over miles of citrus groves.

 

It's funny.  I read through this thread this morning...and then I stumble across this article.  

 

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida-panther-kittens-found-north-of-caloosahatchee-river-for-first-time-in-decades-20170327/

 

Figured I would share it with you

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And here I was thinking this thread was about hot babes.  B)

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1 hour ago, Redlinerobert said:

And here I was thinking this thread was about hot babes.  B)

 

 

IT IS!

Pinup babes are a dime a dozen, but pale in comparison to 'one' Florida-strain cougar  ;)

 

Roger

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1 hour ago, Redlinerobert said:

I like cougars.  :P

 

Sure you do: but now come clean, you like hot babes better............................So Do I   :embarassed2:

 

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We have a lot of fox here in Charlotte Co Virginia, greys by far out number the reds. I have seen a dew cherry red fox, they are very pretty. We even have a lot of bear now,  when I was a kid if someone said something about a bear being in a block of woods, it was most likely a moonshine sill. If you have no bears where you live count your blessings they are bad about eating corn fields up. They will set down and eat all the corn they can reach and then get up and move down a bit and do it again.

 Sweet corn that is just when it id time to pick.

 David

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17 hours ago, david in va said:

We have a lot of fox here in Charlotte Co Virginia, greys by far out number the reds.    David

 

That tells me that your homestead is located in a predominantly arboreal area (wooded),

because red fox prefer more open areas. When our home was buried in 10-acres

of Georgian forest, we seen gray fox every night, but not a single red fox.

Now we reside in the open orange orchard terrain of central Florida

where we commonly see red fox, but nary a gray fox.

 

Roger

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That is true Roger, 5,000 acres of pines right behind my house

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Around where I live,theres so much development I think the wild animals arent sure which way to go . Theyll be a new development and old growth swamp or woods right behind it.A 600 pound hog was killed recently   in a back yard of a neighborhood that borders the last big uninterrupted woods  in SE Duval county.Old meets new.

 Our new Northeastern citizens are especially amazed ( or appalled ) by the amount of critters behind their houses.

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Nice Fox pictures.

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