2 weeks ago a fox had one of our cats treed and was circling the tree waiting for kitty to fall or come down. Fortunately we looked out the window and ran outside and the fox ran off.
I've seen this fox several times this week in my yard at almost the same time everyday. I shot at thinking that would discourage it and that it would find a better place to hang out. Not so, it was back again and as I much as I hate to it looks like the fox will be departing for that big hunting grounds in the sky sooner than later.
Well, I looked up "fox eat house cat" specifically because, this morning, a red fox ran across our back yard carrying the bloody body of the neighbour's house cat. Clearly, they can and will do so.
It appears, from the evidence left behind, that a fox who has been stalking our indoor/outdoor older cats, managed to get one of them the other night/day... We found our cat's tail in our front yard where he normally sits, and upon bringing our hound dog out to find "the rest" of the cat, he led us to NUMEROUS clumps of fur that spanned across three neighbors' yards and into the wooded area behind the houses where we know there are at least a couple of foxes dens. We nor the hound ever found the rest of the cat. My guess is the fox brought it to the den to feed the young. It was and still is a MOST disturbing finding and a horrific way to lose a pet. There have been coyotes reported in our area too but they are more similar to dogs in that they "shake to break" their prey. This particular incident with our cat did not appear to go down without considerable fight from the cat. I HOPE our cat at least got a stab at disemboweling the fox before he met his demise... We are in a suburban area with only spotty wooded areas, not the country by any means...
Absolutely. I live on a farm and have seen foxes stalking cats, chasing them, and treeing them. We always chase them off and I have not lost any cats to the fox, but my neighbor says she has lost several younger cats to the fox.