- Aug 1, 2007
- Just North of Chatt-town
My bil and family was out by the fence when I got back from one of my multiple trips to town, while working on that AC compressor today, and when I went to see what they were all standing there looking at(thinking it was likely a snake) I found that it was one of the red fox kits lying partially under the chain link portion of the fence, panting heavily and unable to get up. It was trying, but seemed to be paralyzed somehow. He was trying to give it water, and it would lap it up as he poured it into it's mouth. Anyway, it eventually died, as I was going to let him handle it since they live on his property anyway, and I had the car to finish working on. Could this fox have had rabies, distemper? It looked healthy otherwise. Oh, and when he found it he said it was lying in the rocks, with a large rock on it's head even. I wondered if it had had a seizure and somehow flipped a rock upon it's head in doing so? Anybody got an idea what could have happened to it? I know poisoning is also a possibility as some folks down the road despise the existence of them in the neighborhood.