What Does Fox Scat Look Like?
Because foxes are nocturnal and avoid people, homeowners typically discover fox poop long before catching a glimpse of the animal itself. Fox scat can look like scat of other pests, so proper identification is important. Fox droppings are similar to coyote scat, only smaller. Usually, their feces are tan or brown and about two to three inches long with pointy ends. A fox's variable diet affects the look of its feces, so waste may contain bones, hair, insects, and pieces of fruit or seeds.
Hazards of Fox Feces
While foxes themselves can spread diseases like rabies and mange, contact with their droppings is equally as dangerous. It is not unusual for fox scat to contain tapeworms and roundworms. Additionally, these parasites and their eggs contaminate the soil beneath fox poop, as well. In addition to carrying a number of diseases that can infect people and pets, foxes may become aggressive if threatened. If you suspect a fox has taken residence on your property, Contact Us at Critter Control of Traverse City for professional removal!