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Old 22.08.2014, 20:34
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Re: Hedgehog found, advice?

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What scared me about foxes was my neighbor farmer telling me to be careful if a fox does not run away on seeing me, because no-fear could be a sign of Rabies.

He saw one, a couple years ago, on his compost heap - he shouted - but it just stood there looking at him. He backtracked, went and phoned the "whoever is in charge of foxes" - they came, shot the fox, took it for examination - and it was positive with Rabies.

So .... according to him, a healhy fox will definitely run away when confronted by a human.
Rabies has been eradicated in Switzerland and most of Western Europe. A few cases have been crawling back from Eastern Europe, but very few.

Foxes carry other diseases though, such as ecchinocochose (or however you spell it! ), which is way more common in our parts.
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Old 22.08.2014, 20:42
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Re: Hedgehog found, advice?

ditto for melusine- we live in the center of lausanne and have seen plenty of foxes- pretty close and not scared in the least, perhaps just cautiously watching love them- they remind me of the fearless raccoons that i miss so much!
and i've seen hedgehogs around here too- often at night scuttling across the street (well, trying their best to scuttle anyway). they are really adorable
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Old 22.08.2014, 20:50
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Re: Hedgehog found, advice?

I used to see more foxes in our garden in London

The other day I had to stop the car in the middle of a country road to let the cutest baby fox cross. I fell in love
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Re: Hedgehog found, advice?

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What scared me about foxes was my neighbor farmer telling me to be careful if a fox does not run away on seeing me, because no-fear could be a sign of Rabies.

He saw one, a couple years ago, on his compost heap - he shouted - but it just stood there looking at him. He backtracked, went and phoned the "whoever is in charge of foxes" - they came, shot the fox, took it for examination - and it was positive with Rabies.

So .... according to him, a healhy fox will definitely run away when confronted by a human.
A couple of years ago... really? I will check, but I believe that there has not been any rabbies in foxes or anything else in Switzerland for a very long time. Spreading this sort of 'rumour' is really not very sensible imho- but will check for FACTS. Many people feed foxes in their garden and they can easily lose their fear of humans if that happens since they are very young. A much more likely explanation. the main problem with foxes at the moment is mange- seeing a fox afflicted with mange is a horrible sight.

Edit- last recorded case of rabbies in Switzerland was 1998, in a fox 1996.
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Re: Hedgehog found, advice?

Spot on, Odile.

Smoky, a fox showing watchfulness rather than fear around humans is likely a sign of adaptation. As we build over 'their' forests and meadows, wild animals have no choice but to learn to live along side us. Foxes prefer a place free of human habitation certainly- but there aren't many of those left in Switzerland.
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Re: Hedgehog found, advice?

Just thought I would share that it would appear my little hedgehog friend survived winter.
We've had some crazy wind the last few days ( bise?) and it knocked one of my feeders to the ground. Actually knocked the whole bird feeding station over. I came home from running errands today to see the image below. So, I suppose my guess of pile of leaves=hog winter home was correct. Hope to notify next door neighbor (we share a row of various bushes) to kindly take care when doing their yard work.
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Re: Hedgehog found, advice?

just a little something for hedgehog lovers everybody.

baby hedgehogs sneezing

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