Foxes & agriculture: Foxes and sheep description
The pie chart shows the factors affecting lamb mortality in UK sheep farms. The percentage value of each category is as follows:
- Abortion/still born: 40.0 percent
- Exposure/starvation: 30.0 percent
- Disease: 20.0 percent
- Congenital defects: 5.0 percent
- Predation (dogs and foxes): 5.0 percent
Data taken from Is the fox a pest?
- McDonald, R., Baker, P. & Harris, S. (1997) Is the fox a pest?. Electra Publishing, Cheddar, Somerset.