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Off hand, I am unaware that fox can howl, they can scream and make other sounds, I thought only the "dog" family howled. That fox was also acting oddly and I would have been concerned about it being rabid.

Those are all animals causing trouble, yes? No problem eliminating them at all.

This fox hasn't caused any trouble unless it is by existing.
Howl, scream or whatever you want to call it, it is an eerie sound, especially in the middle of the night when right outside my bedroom window. Very different sound.

Some years ago a raccoon ran out of a sewer in the middle of a block party on the next street over. The party goers immediately called the police. The squad cars and animal control showed up and cornered it in my back yard. Animal control got their noose on it and the police officer opened fire at it with his .357 mag. Took him a few shots to finish the job. He should have spent more time at the range. They suspected it of rabies was their reason for shooting it.

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Check out this site. You might need to turn your volume up. Foxes make a lot of sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6NuhlibHsM
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Young foxes are also called kits.
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Most likely it was your cat making that unearthly noise. Foxes do yip/howl, but cats do the thing when their territory or person is under threat. It was standing its ground, and successfully. Dogs (fox/coyote/wolf) generally hunt silently. I know that when the coyotes took my big cat I heard nothing at all from the dogs.
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Cops are notoriously bad shots.
Then there is the exception too, like the one that shot and killed the fruit in Austin at night 100 yards away.
He said it was luck, I dont buy it.
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Most likely it was your cat making that unearthly noise. Foxes do yip/howl, but cats do the thing when their territory or person is under threat. It was standing its ground, and successfully. Dogs (fox/coyote/wolf) generally hunt silently. I know that when the coyotes took my big cat I heard nothing at all from the dogs.
No. I've had cats my entire life. I know what sounds they make. It was the fox.

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I called the game warden and am waiting for him to call me back.
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something has happened to my ecosystem cuz a got at least 30 rabbits and had a host of babies this spring. nothing has eaten them this year and they stay on the hairy outskirts so my dogs can't get em (have an underground fence).

I'm starting to get some urban sprawl in my area and the coyotes haven't been howling this year as much, that I can recall.

I got chickens and nothing has messed with them, other than a cooper hawk that dropped str8 down from 30 feet and got one (just folded his wings), couldn't get him to leave, banging metal trash can lids and all. but I don't think he will be bothering me anymore.

Think I would rather have a fox than all this rabbits. however, the rabbits haven't been bother anything either, even in the garden. it's weird. I got all kinds of raptors to include bald eagles, hawks, falcons, that I would think would eat rabbit, but no carnivorous habit.

Maybe the animal kingdom has gotten soft over time too?

p.s. don't EVER let the law into your business. G&F has more power than any LEO in the land.
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Around here they will sometimes come out and set up a live trap and when you see it caught the perp, you call them and they come pick it up. Hopefully they will respond.
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Remember this song from a couple of years ago that the kids were singing.

"What the Fox Says"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiE-Fl-Nfos
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Foot, I had not heard that song before. It's like sharing a cold
I meant for this thread to be posted in the 2 cents worth section. I just clicked on the wrong section - if any of you nice moderators would like to move it there - I would appreciate it.

I've been looking for 6 days now and haven't seen the fox, and have also been waiting two days for the game warden to return my call. Both are no-shows.

Giving it a lot more thought - it could be that fox is someone's pet near here, and the fox has figured out how to get out of it's pen or wherever they are keeping it. Maybe they fixed the area where it is kept? Who knows?
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