Fox sightings on the rise

Published on 22 June 2021


Foxes are cunning and quick, making them a threat to native animals and domestic pets.

Fox sightings are on the rise across outer City of Tea Tree Gully suburbs.

Foxes are scavengers and will feed on rubbish, pet food left outside, fallen fruit and anything else which is available to them – including the washing off your line!

Outdoor pets, such as chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs, can be kept safe from foxes in fully-enclosed and sturdy pens or cages.

The best way keep foxes from your home is to make the area uninviting. Foxes go where they feel comfortable, so:

  • Don’t feed them
  • Don’t leave food unattended outside, including pet food
  • Cover your compost
  • Reduce access to spots they could use for shelter - eg wood piles.

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