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fox on First

a fox pokes its head out of the storm sewer today on First Ave. west of Santa Fe

foxes are common in Baker

according to this fox fact sheet from the City of Denver, foxes rarely harm humans or pets, and they help control the population of other urban wildlife species, but foxes are better off if they don't get comfortable with people; do not leave cat or dog food or edible garbage where a fox (or skunk, raccoon or coyote) might find it; scare foxes away if they seem to hang around

update on coyotes in Baker

this is the coyote that was in our yard daily for more than a week; the picture was taken during a mid-day rain — when dry the coyote looks a lot less scruffy than this; we hazed it extensively and have seen no sign of it since a little over a week ago, but we did hear that people had seen it farther south, on Byers, and that's the direction it was headed when we last hazed it; read on for more coyote exploits and how to deal with coyotes in the neighborhood

coyote near Bannock & Archer — watch your cats!

we just returned from a trip to find this coyote lurking under our deck near Bannock & Archer; our housesitter thought it was a wolf-dog hybrid and has seen it in the area since 5 May; a feral cat we tend has disappeared, and another neighbor cat suddenly stopped hanging around ...

keep your cats in, don't leave any pet food outside, be careful with your small dogs too!

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