Are Foxes Dangerous?

Foxes typically are not dangerous to humans, except when they are rabid (which is very rare). Foxes are generally not aggressive creatures however they are more likely to attack a human if captured, cornered, and/or handled, however even then it takes a lot to make a fox angry or scared enough to bite. Foxes are timid, withdrawn creatures by nature and are much more likely to flee rather than fight.

The red fox will occasionally prey on smaller animals such as small house cats, kittens, rabbits, and poultry if found or left outside unprotected. Both red and grey foxes enjoy eating fruit, but very rarely bother gardens or fruit trees. Unfortunately even though this creature does not purposely mean us humans harm and are very unlikely to attack, thousands are still killed every year simply because they are perceived as being a threat.

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