Foxes

Did you know?


  • Colorado is home to four species of foxes.
  • Red foxes are part of your local ecosystem. They have an important role in controlling populations of mice, voles, snakes, insects, pigeons and more.
  • Wildlife regulations prohibit the trapping and relocation of red foxes.

Tips for coexisting with foxes:


  • NEVER feed a fox – Foxes that are fed by humans lose their fear of humans.
  • Do not leave pet food outside, day or night.
  • Never encourage foxes to come near you or into your yard.
  • Repel foxes from areas using ammonia-soaked rags or mothballs.
  • Supervise small pets and never allow pets to play with foxes.