Foxes can kill small pets
Foxes usually feed on invertebrates (such as worms, snails, and insects) and small rodents, but will occasionally feed on small animals. A small pet dog or cat could easily become the prey to a hungry fox. Many people become aware of a possible fox attack near their home or office when their pet goes missing. Unlike coyotes, a fox will kill its prey and take it back to the fox den to either feed its young or bury the dead animal for a later meal. Most farmers consider foxes a nuisance because foxes feed on chickens, baby goats, and lambs.