By Associated Press - Saturday, April 25, 2015

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Wild foxes are living on lots along the Pascagoula beach that became vacant after Hurricane Katrina.

The Sun Herald reports ( ) that at least two families of foxes about a half-mile apart are thriving with dens along the beachfront.

Neighbors who watch them believe the animals have an extensive underground home, with more than one exit, according to the newspaper.

The two families of wild foxes appear to be coexisting well with the adults killing squirrels and rats and bringing them home to a den of babies.

The foxes have become a popular attraction in the area, but people who live nearby don’t want the animals to become tame and are asking people not to feed or interact with the foxes.

People have been gathering to watch one of the families as the baby foxes begin to mature and get their red color.

Lucy Jacobson discovered the family on the beach last year and has now photographed two generations.

Jacobson likes their parenting style, how watchful the adults are with the babies.

“One of them always had an eye on where I was,” she said, “constantly pacing around where the babies were playing. The babies weren’t out by themselves.”

“Someday they might become a nuisance,” Jacobson said. “But they aren’t now.”


Information from: The Sun Herald,

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