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Quad Fox Update

As you may know, River Campus has become home to the rather inquisitive "Quad Fox", who has been enjoying a busy spring semester, including organizing a write-in campaign for SA President.

As we mentioned in March, we have been keeping a close eye on Quad Fox's health, working with local wildlife specialists and staff at the Department of Environmental Conservation. As Quad Fox has become more and more comfortable with people on campus, we've concluded that this is not a healthy situation for him or our University community members.

Together with the DEC, we have identified a wildlife rehabilitation facility that will evaluate and treat him for possible mange. Once he is healthier, Quad Fox will be released back into the wild to live in a safe area away from campus. For the next several days, EHS will be setting humane "Have-a-Heart" traps in the area where the fox is living. This is not an easy task, even with a fox as comfortable around humans as Quad Fox, so we ask for your patience and cooperation during this time. We assure everyone that Quad Fox will not be harmed and will be in great hands under the care of rehab specialists who can get him healthy again.

Our campus is home to lots of wildlife - chipmunks, squirrels, groundhogs, skunks, deer, foxes, and more. Our request is that we all please refrain from feeding or petting these wild animals, which affects their ecosystem and their natural interactions with humans.

We want to thank everyone for their concern for Quad Fox.

April 12, 2019

Contact EH&S at (585) 275-3241 or e-mail EH&S Questions.

This page last updated 4/12/2019. Disclaimer.