Fence to Protect Fox Kits on Park Point Rebuilt by Environmental Group, Volunteers

Updated: 05/23/2014 10:48 PM
Created: 05/23/2014 4:16 PM

Fox kits will have a safe place to grow up on Park Point in Duluth, thanks to a fence put up by a wildlife group.

Volunteers with Wildwoods hammered fence posts into the ground near 36th Street and Minnesota Avenue on the bay side of Park Point Friday morning. It was the second time they've put the fence up to protect a fox family from nearby traffic.

St. Louis County told Eyewitness News that the land is public. They took the fence down Thursday afternoon because of what they called "a lack of communication" about why the fence was put there.

According to Ginger Juel, a Wildwoods volunteer, two foxes were hit by vehicles there recently. One had to be euthanized, but the other is recovering.

After neighbors took their frustrations to Facebook about the fence being taken down, Wildwoods got permission from the county to put it up again.

Juel said "it's really amazing that the fence is back up. When we got here...there was no fence, people driving by, the foxes out playing really by the road. So we put the fence up in a few minutes, and the foxes retreated back to their area."

Juel said the fox family will eventually be relocated on the opposite site of Minnesota Avenue.

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