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Knowing the fox


It is a canine: the fox has the general appearance of a slender and rather small dog. It has large, pointed, erect ears. It has a narrow muzzle and a bushy tail. The coat is generally reddish brown, lighter on the belly and the inner side of the legs. The tip of the tail is white. 

Its length varies from 50 to 150 centimetres. Its weight varies from 4 to 10 kilos.

It is a very clever animal, it mocks other animals and humans. It is also considered to be a damaging species, making it possible to trap it. At Hénon Shop, you will find the right fox trap for every situation!

Its habitat

Very opportunistic, the fox adapts to very different environments, in the countryside as well as in the city, since a fox was seen in the middle of Paris, at 10 o'clock in the morning, leaving the Mabillon metro station. 

Many live on the edges of large cities or in parks and gardens, or even cemeteries.

Its way of life

The fox is mainly nocturnal and crepuscular. It is a solitary animal that occupies a territory of about 100 hectares. It follows fixed corridors which it marks with its urine and droppings. It has a large burrow with several openings; it is often a burrow already dug by a rabbit or a badger, which it has enlarged and fitted out. This is something to consider when setting your fox trap.

Foxes have keen eyesight, very good hearing and a highly developed sense of smell.

Its diet

It is very varied. It is mainly a carnivore that likes small mammals such as voles, field mice, rabbits, hares, deer fawns, lambs especially when the mother gives birth to twins. The fox feeds on birds, poultry and eggs, but also on insects, bales and fruit. In cities, the fox is a frequent visitor to rubbish bins. 

Its reproduction

The rut takes place between January and February. The gestation period is about 52 days. The female has a litter of 3 to 6 cubs that stay in the den for 4 weeks. The cubs are independent at 4 months. They can live up to 12 years.

Carrier of diseases

WARNING, if rabies has been eradicated in France, the fox is a carrier in some regions of alveolar echinococcosis, a fatal disease in humans. It must therefore be handled with GLOVES.

A solution, an adapted fox trap

There is everything you need on Hénon Shop!

Indeed, you have the choice between rather "basic" traps, such as a cage, or more technical traps intended for certified trappers: lace or snares. Your choice will depend on your preferences, habits and trapping techniques. 

In any case, if you choose a Hénon fox trap, you can be sure to benefit from the quality and know-how of the company.