Foxes sometimes raid the apples on trees. How can you prevent this from happening? When the fruit is beginning to ripen, it is often effective to hang a small, highly scented piece of soap in the tree using a metal S-hook. This often deters foxes and deer. Once the piece of soap loses its scent, it is no longer effective. Check and replace it if this is the case.

foxes and fruit trees
Photo by Rob Lee from Evergreen, CO, USA – Sunny Fox, CC BY 2.0

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