One of the fox kits living in Woodbine Beach was found dead last weekend, according to the Toronto Wildlife Centre.
On Friday morning, the centre reported the incident saying the wounds suggested it was killed by a larger predator, “likely an aggressive dog since the body was left behind.”
“Please keep your dogs on leash, avoid the den, and share the importance of respecting wildlife.”
Sadly a fox kit was found dead at the Beaches last weekend. The wounds suggested the kit was killed by a larger predator – likely an aggressive dog since the body was left behind. Please keep your dogs on leash, avoid the den, and share the importance of respecting wildlife. pic.twitter.com/gdJPyeGzP6
— Toronto Wildlife Centre (@TWC_Wildlife) May 22, 2020
The mother fox and her kits had been living underneath the boardwalk at Woodbine Beach since late April.
On May 6, City staff have put up barricades in an effort to protect the family of foxes from crowds of residents.
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The barriers were placed as Toronto Wildlife Centre reported that people were gathering around and feeding fox kits living under The Beaches boardwalk.
“Please leave them be – feeding them will negatively affect their development into normal adults,” the centre said at the time.