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Cary neighborhood has fox problem

Posted June 9, 2011
Updated June 10, 2011

— Foxes are causing controversy in the Preston neighborhood off Davis Drive in Cary.

Residents said the animals have been chasing people and attacking dogs.

One resident decided to hire a wildlife maintenance agent to trap the animals. Other residents oppose that method because the foxes will be put down when they're caught.

The neighborhood held a meeting on the issue Thursday night.

Some residents said they are taking their own safety precautions.

"I have mace, and I have a large flashlight," resident Susan Desse said.


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  • wec932 Jun 15, 2011

    I will say that I did grow up hunting duck and deer where the preston golf course is. I guess people thought that the golf course was always their. May be George Washington played it a time or two.

  • Buck Farack Jun 10, 2011

    Yes, RB (and the rest)...they should have stopped building right after they finished YOUR house! Nobody else has the right to move here because this state belongs to YOU.
    That argument is as useless and baseless as the argument that we're overpopulating the earth!
    Get over it already, will ya??

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 10, 2011

    LF - "Sounds like a people problem. Perhaps if they thinned out the herd of people a bit, there would be less fox interactions with them and their pets."


    You don't like communing with nature, don't move into a house in the middle of it. Decades ago, most of Cary was absolutely beautiful successful farms. Look what "progress" has done to it...turned most of it into paving - roads, parking lots, driveways.

    Why anyone would want to live in that place which now looks more like a rabbit warren than a town, is beyond me.

  • Buck Farack Jun 10, 2011

    Where is it written that the land belongs to the "wildlife"?
    We humans have just as much (if not more) right to any piece of land as any animal. Just what piece of land is "rightfully ours" anyway? This notion that "we" are encroaching on "their" land is a bunch of Liberal/Democrat/Obama bull-ony!
    Why don't you Liberals move out first? Don't let the door hit you on the way out!!

  • Mom2two Jun 10, 2011

    Sounds more like the fox neighborhood has a Cary problem.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 10, 2011


    I keep track of every comment I post and what it says. If you're going to delete comments that do not break any published Terms of Service here, give us one good reason why we should even waste our time posting here then.


  • swifty Jun 10, 2011

    The Preston golf committe has called a fox hunt for this weekend. Instead of horses and dogs, golf carts and caddies will ne used. Refreshements at the red fox after.

  • Lightfoot3 Jun 10, 2011

    Sounds like a people problem. Perhaps if they thinned out the herd of people a bit, there would be less fox interactions with them and their pets.

  • tran Jun 10, 2011

    Foxes? Unless they're rabid, who cares?

    Heck, a couple weeks ago a black bear lumbered down the street.

    On any evening, there are half a dozen rabbits in the neighbor's yard. There's dozens of squirrels, all kinds of birds, deer, possums, raccoons ... you name it.

    If the busy bodies in Cary won't let us discharge firearms, then quit whining about varmits.

  • schlitzmalt Jun 10, 2011

    I wonder what fox taste like?