Well, something just didn't seem quite right. A sweet innocent fox dancing sideways, then laying on the ground as content as could be. (Not to mention he talked) -> oh, that was in my imagination! :O
Yes, yes, a tame wild animal that isn't suppose to be tame. First sign of trouble. My vet said he definitely had rabies "for the wild are not wild when they are afflicted with it!"
Animal control came asap (thank goodness) and had a long broom stick handle with a metal "gotchya" ring at the end to loop around its neck. It didn't give up any kind of fight at all. I felt a bit sorry for it. You can't really tell how big he is in the photo, but he was the size of a medium dog. Yes, huge! I at first thought he was a coyote.
I alerted the neighbors only to find out that later that day a bobcat was also spotted next door to me.