As I said in the snare making thread, snaring can be done in out of the way places around towns. Me and 2 or 3 others where I live, as well as guys in other western Alaska towns, have been doing it for several years.
Anyway, here's a couple examples of what I do.
First pic is a 4 wheeler trail in some tall brush. Fox use these trails regularly. This spot is the intersection of 2 trails, the trail where the snares are has been blocked at one end by a new gravel pad the city put in. No worries that some rider will use this trail.....hopefully.
I placed some willow branches in part of the trail to block off and fence the fox into the snare. The snares are marked with an X
Next shot shows another ATV trial set. This is a seldom used trail between 2 regularly used trails. I fenced part of this trail also. You can see to the left of the red X that this set made a catch. I often place a bait or stinky set somewhere near these places to attract the fox. In this pic, I placed some bait in some willows down this trail and had a snare at each end where the seldom used trail meets the regularly used one.
Snares are pretty selective in what they catch. An 8 in. loop, 8 in. off the ground will miss most husky size dogs. You can even use them to some extent to catch larger, or smaller, animals by adjusting the loop dia. and it's height off the ground. Male fox are generally larger than females, so by raising the loop an inch or so, you can miss the females (sometimes) and catch the males. Of course, if your trapping near humans, raising the loop may increase the liklihood of catching a dog.
The foxes living near, or amongst humans are used to human/people smells, so they aren't as sensitive to scents around your set.
I would like to add that the fox in western Alaska do carry rabies. Not regularly, but it's present, and when their numbers are high, it is more prevalent. If you read the papers, you will often see that quarantines are occaisionally placed around a village if a rabid animal or pet is confirmed. I've also seen mange in western alaska foxes.Trapping/snaring is an economical way to control wild animal numbers. By allowing the public to trap/snare in or near towns, problems caused by wild animals can be lessened at no cost to the public. Hey..........maybe you could call what I'm doing an unofficial predator control plan.........haha!