Foxes undergoing their summer moult are sometimes mistaken for those suffering from mange, because the infection starts from the hind quarters and spreads forward; infected foxes often have very bedraggled looking hips and tails.
The during July 2001, severely infected foxes may be taken into captivity for treatment, although it seems that they may return to find their territory has been taken over by another fox within a few days.
Are there exceptions to the 'Scatter Cache Rule' for foxes and what are the benefits of Scatter Caching? Excretions from the mite harden to from a crust on the skin, leading to lacerations, hair loss and possible secondary bacterial infections.
Looking desperately, I spotted Flick floundering in this pit and chirping in a quiet and rhythmic manner (signifying stress).
Anyhow, looking out of my dining room window, I saw the Bibbed duck (named Flick - the brown duck in the photo on the left) lying almost motionless on the netting of our fishpond, pinned down by an adolescent fox.
Shouting “” or some such -- admittedly slightly more explicit -- harangue, I shot through the kitchen and flew out of the back door shouting at the top of my lungs.
For more detailed coverage, please see the main Sarcoptic Mange article.
(Back to Menu) Q: It’s all very well for you to sit at your computer and tell people that foxes only kill pets to feed themselves and don’t kill for sport.