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Old 10-01-2010, 02:01 AM
 
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I guess this reveals how fast we have grown. Unfortunately the foxes get no dots on US census maps.

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Foxes marooned on an urban island

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Development has continued to alter the landscape, narrowing the foxes' habitat from a wide-open ranch to a narrow strip of trees to a tiny patch of land behind a strip mall, now enveloped by a credit union and other office buildings.

“They're marooned on an urban island,” she said.


As cities grow in the way economists say they must to be vibrant and healthy, trees and meadows give way to pavement. Houses, office buildings and stores take the place of woods and grass. Some of the development provides jobs, but it's common among those who witness the transformation to wonder what's been lost.


“I remember when there was nothing here!” is the refrain you often hear.
But there was something here. The creatures that roamed the land either find ways to survive or they perish, killed by cars or the scarcity of food.
Foxes marooned on an urban island
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:04 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Yep!! What a mess. Glad I evacuated the NW in early 80's!! Too bad the foxes didn't follow.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:17 AM
 
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I see foxes on the south side along with almost every other creature one can think of.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:35 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Possums mingle with the cats over here on the south side!
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:24 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Possums mingle with the cats over here on the south side!
It's good to have options for pets!
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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I'd love to trap a nice fox in my apt; say around...late 20s to early 30s.
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