Home › Forums › Hedgehog signs and sightings › I have a fox on my camera occasionally .. › Reply To: I have a fox on my camera occasionally ..
Hi Julesford and Hedgie Lover
As suggested, it does depend a bit on the fox. Some apparently get a taste for hogs and wait until they unroll before pouncing and also some apparently (perhaps youngsters) chase them and can injure their back legs.
But basically foxes are predators, so, whilst you sometimes see hedgehogs and foxes eating side by side in photographs, it isn’t something I would want to encourage. I would make sure that the hogs have a safe place they can eat without having to worry about the fox. Eating is a danger time, as they won’t be concentrating so much on what else is going on around – especially if they have become accustomed to the fox eating near them. People might think it looks cute, but it is actually putting the hogs at risk and could end badly.
When the hog is out and about in your garden it should be less of a problem. Remember that even if you managed to keep the fox out of your garden, the hog needs to visit many gardens, so is likely to see it elsewhere.
So I would just use your common sense – don’t worry too much, but provide a safe space where the hogs can eat in peace.