I haven't seen a Red Fox in the lower mainland since about 1970, that's 50 years ago. I was pretty excited about this sighting. I don't know if they have been extirpated from the lower mainland because of trapping and especially pressure from the larger Coyote, but I used to see them occasionally in Sumas Prairie and as well around Boundary Bay dykes.
Always a treat! I've never seen one in the Lower Mainland. I've seen them on San Juan Island where they were introduced and in Jasper National Park. My wife saw one last year on the road between Harrison Hot Springs and the Green Point Day Use Area.
Post by murraybrown on Nov 14, 2020 14:40:14 GMT -8
Like you Ed, I haven't seen any in the Fraser Valley since even earlier. In the early sixties there was a fairly substantial population in Glen Valley around Ft. Langley. I lived on a large farm there and saw them almost daily. One year I found a den with little ones, about a 10 minute walk from my house. since then I've only seen them in northern B.C. and the southern Yukon and of course in the Maritimes. At that time (in the 60's) there were virtually no coyotes in the valley and any sighting was considered very noteworthy. It was said that once the coyote population increased they preyed on the foxes and subsequently extirpated them from our region.