Part of my preps is my local wild rabbit and squirrel populations. At one time they were thriving, I would pick up a sack of feed once a month for my feed lots. It was better than the work and worry over managing domestic rabbits but the populations started to crash this spring. The biggest reason besides drought is Gray Fox.
I went out to the shop this morning 5::30, and was confronted by a large Gray Fox. Most of the time they are very shy but this one stood its ground and made low growls at me as I stood there. He/she took off around the other side of my shop heading towards the woods behind my property. I cut him/her off by walking behind the garage. The fox saw me and froze there, I stopped and stared it down. Again, the growls. I slowly walked to my shack cutting it off from the woods and it circled back around the front of the shop. I had just enough time to grab the 10/22 Ruger and take a shot at her from my doorstep and missed.
I'm sure this is the reason my rabbit population has crash and I'm willing to bet she has a den in the back of my property.
When I finally tag her ass I'll post the pic here ....