Feral foxes

Feral foxes
The City of Canterbury Bankstown has joined a regional integrated fox management program. Feral Foxes canterbury bankstown The City of Canterbury Bankstown has joined a regional integrated fox management program.  

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​​​The City of Canterbury Bankstown has joined a regional integrated fox management program. 

About the European Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Foxes are found all across our region. Controlling foxes is very complex in urban areas and requires many different landowners working together. 
Council is gathering information to help us identify areas where foxes are breeding. We are also in contact with other urban Councils to investigate options for suitable and humane solutions.

​What can I do?

  • Minimise foxes entering your property;
  • Do not leave food outside; 
  • Do not leave chicken feed uncontained;
  • Turn outside lights off at night to prevent attracting insects; and 
  • Ensure chickens are contained in a secure chicken coop at night​​.  Foxes are excellent climbers and diggers, so enclosures need to either have a roof or fences at least two metres high and an overhang of 30 centimetres. The floor will need to be protected with mesh or alternatively, bury the overhang into the ground and outwards of the enclosure.

​Report foxes

Fox sightings can be reported to Council via the FoxScan w​e​bsite​. 
Your information will help to map the distribution of foxes, enabling Council to make better decisions about fox control and management. The mapping of fox sightings, fox damage and their dens is an important step towards regional fox control. As the project develops, we will provide updates about how your data is helping this important program.

More information

For more information, call Council's Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000, or go to our Pest animals webpage​.