Fox Hunting Life with Horse and Hound

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fox and dog

Evie Good queried Foxhunting Life about her recent experience with a local fox.

“Can someone explain why a fox would bark repeatedly at me?” she asked. “We heard it barking last night close to the house. We found it barking at the dog this morning. When it saw me it ran to the nearby pasture, but stopped and barked some more. Finally, the fox turned and ran out of sight.

We asked two members of our Panel of Experts—Marty Wood, MFH and huntsman Hugh Robards, ex-MFH—for their opinion on this fox’s behavior.

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# nina schug 2015-08-11 12:29
The Grey Fox Kits make a chirping sound and is
fun to hear when they are old enough to come out of the
den and I think they are trying out their voices and
playing and also could be calling their parents when
they are out hunting food.
My daughter lives in the city and has a Red that comes
into her back yard. Sometimes she hears it barking to one a few blocks away at 3:00 in the morning.
Nina Schug
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# Guest 2015-08-11 14:08
Due to urban sprawl fox have become very acclimated to people, pets, and modern surroundings. Often they bark, at the same things a family dog may bark at when startled, protecting their domain, or out of an inquisitive nature, to see what response they may obtain. No doubt they are barking for a response of some sort.
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Panel of Experts

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Sherman Haight, ex-MFH

MFHA President 1978-1981
Historian, Author

Hugh Robards, ex-MFH

Huntsman, Author

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Arthur Liese

President, The Sporting Gallery and Bookshop, Inc. Sporting Art Dealer

Dr. Matthew Mackay-Smith

Co-Founder, Former Medical Editor, Equus Magazine, Veterinarian, Writer, Historian

Dr. Roger Scullin, MFH

Veterinarian, Foxhound Breeder

Jerry Miller, MFH

Huntsman, Foxhound Breeder

Paul Striberry

Foxhunter, Horseman, Trainer
www.consciousriding.com

Nigel Peel, MFH (UK)

Hunstman, Breeder, Judge

C. Martin Wood III, MFH

MFHA President 1990-1993
Huntsman, Breeder, Judge

Steve Price

Author/Editor of 25 books, including The Whole Horse Catalog and 1001 Best Things Ever Said About Horses

C. Martin Scott, ex-MFH (UK)

Foxhound Breeder, Judge, Writer

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Bill Gamble Photo

Marion Thorne, MFH

Huntsman, Foxhound Breeder

 

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