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'Foxy ladies' spotted in some Baton Rouge neighborhoods

"Foxes are actually really amazing animals," said Soysal. "Foxes have become adapted to our city." "Foxes are actually really amazing animals," said Soysal. "Foxes have become adapted to our city."
Ahsennur Soysal has been fox-hunting all over Baton Rouge. Ahsennur Soysal has been fox-hunting all over Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

They may be lurking in your back yard, and you don't even know it. They're waiting until the sun goes down to use your home as a playground.

Every morning before dawn, Jodi Armstrong prepares for her suitors. 

"I've been watching them for probably four years," she says.

Who she's been watching has attracted the attention of LSU researchers. That is why they met in the dark on a cul-de-sac on the edge of the Kenilworth subdivision.

"I would sit out back and that was my quiet time. I would sit there in the late evening and watch them play," she said.

They're a little hard to see, but with the help of night vision, you will be able to see something remarkable.

Ahsennur Soysal has been fox-hunting all over Baton Rouge. She has developed a new tracking tool for her foxy ladies - Facebook.

"It's a very efficient way. You get to communicate with the public and reply to them right away," said Soysal.

It doesn't stop with pictures on the web. She's plotting their locations in some of Baton Rouge's nicest neighborhoods, and of course Kenilworth.

"Foxes are actually really amazing animals," said Soysal. "Foxes have become adapted to our city."

She and her instructor are hoping to expand their research into the lives of these nocturnal neighbors.

"We don't know how long they live. How many there are. We don't know how big the population is. The range. We have no idea what they're eating," said Linda Hooper-Bui, Soysal's instructor.

Armstrong will leave the research to the scientists. She says she would rather spend the last moments before sunrise enjoying the science in her backyard.

You can keep up with Soysal's research on Facebook. If you see a fox in the city, drop a note or a photo on her page.

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