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He even witnessed the crime in early May, a little more than a month after the course opened for the season. He was golfing with his son when they watched a fox intercept another golfer’s ball and disappear into the trees.
As more reports piled up, a pattern developed. The fox was most active on the holes adjacent to the park — 4, 5 and 6 — and in the evenings, starting at 6 or 7 p.m.
They posted signs in the clubhouse, warning golfers about the fox and instructing them to clap if it gets too close. “We want the fox to not get close to people,” Foreman said. “We want them to report it if it gets aggressive.”
The golf course is doing the right thing, said Steve Beal, Lincoln’s Animal Control manager: Hazing the animals lets them know you’re present.
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Beal isn’t a biologist but, based on his experience, he suspects the fox is driven by curiosity. It sees the golf balls as playthings, not prey.
And it’s building a collection. As far as Foreman knows, none of this season’s stolen property has been recovered yet.
“Somewhere, there’s a stash of quite a few golf balls.”
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Photos: Critters in the streets and yards of Lincoln
WATCH: Coyote in driveway on South 57th in Lincoln
Wildlife near 76th and Van Dorn
Plains leopard frog
Baby owl and wood ducks
Turtle on South 86th Street
Coyote off Sawgrass Drive
Wilson’s phalarope (female)
Ducks on Rancho Road
Pioneers Park ducks
Upton Grey Lane and Thompson Creek
Ducks in yard
WATCH: Baby fox on Yankee Hill Road near 27th
Heron on Bowling Lake
White moth on Runza drive-thru on West O in May 2019
Deer next to O Street
Pair of Cooper’s Hawks
Watch: Fox plays in the snow
Raccoons sharing a meal
Fox catches squirrel at capitol
Video: Red fox in Lincoln
Armadillo in Lincoln
Snake on deck
Monarch caterpillar on milkweed
Young possum hiding in a clay tile
Video: Coyote playing with dog
Deer in Yard
Bald Eagle at Branched Oak Lake
Baby Owls in Tree
County Fair Chicken
Birds of winter
“And they’re off”
Audubon Tour bird and peanuts
Urban deer sighting
Foxes in backyard
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Coopers Hawk backyard 27th and Lake
Vultures on William Street
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