A neighbor on Yorkdale reports of sighting a fox on Yorkdale at 3 PM on Weds. Animal Control was contacted and stated that it would be normal activity unless the fox was acting drowsy.
There is awareness of a fox or small coyote in the area that will more normally comes out at night as it has been spotted several times. It will more typically run away when it sees you. A reminder to secure pets at night as a fox will be out looking for an easy meal and it will not discriminate between domestic and wild animals. At times a fox has preyed on chickens that were being raised by neighbors.
If walking your dog at night always carry a light to make yourself more visible.
Durham County Animal Control Services responds to calls from 8-10 M-F and can be contacted at 919-560-0630. Outside of those hours Durham County Sheriff should be contacted for emergency services (i.e. animal is threatening) at 919-560-0900.