Rodenticide: Impacts and Alternatives

The food chain is sacred, continual, and encompassing. Rodenticides are a major threat to food chains around the world. Animals that are adapting to civilization or venturing into human inhabited  areas seeking food, water, and shelter, are at risk of consuming a poisoned rodent and dying as a result of Secondary Rodenticide Poisoning. This includes predatory wildlife including birds, mammals,…

Gray Fox Report for July 2015

Gray Fox Report for July 2015 Respectfully Submitted by William C. Leikam Founder of the Urban Wildlife Research Project (UWRP) Date Submitted: August 5, 2015 CORRECTION In June’s email I opened, “With the loss of the litter around the water treatment plant, with Little One in seclusion and none of the other females in the region…

UWRP Newsletter: Gray Fox Report for March 2015

Welcome to the Urban Wildlife Research Project Newsletter Gray Fox Report for March 2015 by Bill Leikam, The Fox Guy Gray Fox Report for March 2015 Respectfully Submitted by William C. Leikam Founder of the Urban Wildlife Research Project (UWRP) Date Submitted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015   It’s the waiting time; that time when many…

Gray Fox Report of February, 2014

Location: Public access areas along the levee road skirting Matadero Creek. Last report – 12/27/2013 (Picture #1: Helper Female  #2, Creek vaulting over a 10 foot channel) As mentioned in my last report and as a quick reminder I have been hampered in my monitoring of the gray foxes due to having my Palo Alto City’s permit…

January 2013 Monthly Fox Report

Monthly Gray Fox Report by Bill Leikam Sunday, January 27, 2013 Over the period of just over a month since my last report, a few changes have taken place with the gray foxes at the baylands. Since early December and on into January, the young foxes, the yearlings, have ignored the usual territorial boundaries as…

Sleeping Golf Course Fox 4/11/12

Today Bill and I decided to check out the golf course. We went mid-afternoon, not the typical foxing time, and began walking the perimeter of the course. We then entered the golf course nursery, after a few minutes we thought we were out of luck, when we turned to leave we noticed this Gray Fox…

Two New Urban Fox Dens 3/30/12

Today we arrived to the Landfill and got reports from Frank that foxes were seen entering the woodpile multiple days in a row. We checked out the pile and noticed many signs of fox including multiple waterfowl carcasses. The very next day we arrived to the woodpile at sunrise and caught a glimpse of a…

Pups got a Gosling 8/15/12

This morning we were greeted by 2 pups. They emerged from the bunchgrass and posed. They began prancing and chasing each other around Fox Hill. Bill and I searched for new signs of fox activity around the territory. We look for wildlife trails, tracks, scat, cashed food, and animal remains; any clue that might give…

Squat the Urban Gray Fox

Fox Blog Post 1:   6/3/12 Meet Squat the Gray Fox. Returning to his South Bay den just before sunrise, after a night of hunting and foraging. We waited over an hour along the fox trail towards Squat’s den. Sure enough at 6:52am, Squat came trotting down the trail towards us. My friend and local…