24th August 2018

Last year we had a very ill, young Fox in the garden. After a few days we heard it had died- it had mange, probably from the most common source, the Sarcoptic mite. Yesterday, this young Fox, was briefly in the garden, thin, scratching and with bare patches on its haunches, indicative of the early stages of mange, which it could have caught from close contact with another fox. The National Fox Welfare Society does provide a free medication that sometimes helps, but involves feeding the fox, which we are usually unhappy to do. It may not return, but if it does, we will have to resolve this quandary. Other Foxes usually build up resistance- lets hope they have. Conditions: Sun and showers. Temperature: Max 14 Min 9C.

Fox with probable early mange