Mange is rampant in the area and we have some great followers that allow us to set live traps to try to capture them. Foxes are wily little critters and are hesitant to go into the trap. The secret is that no one should feed these foxes, their hunger will eventually drive them into the trap for the food within.
Mange can be successfully treated by administering medication that kills the mites. The successful treatment of mange is currently a significant focus of research. Biologists, veterinarians, and other wildlife professionals are exploring new medications that can be used more effectively to treat affected wildlife. Severely affected animals may not survive despite treatment; while the mites may be killed with the medication, the animal’s body condition and overall health may be too comprised for recovery.
This is one of the foxes we are trying to capture.
Mange is rampant in our area