The other day I discovered a dead fox lying in a neighboring field about 10 yards from my property. I ended up finding a trap chained to a small tree with the foxs front leg still in the trap. First question, will a fox chew off its leg to get lose. I didnt find any other markings on this guy to make me believe something may have went after him. The other question is how often does a trapper need to check his/her traps. The last snow storm we got was last saturday, I discovered this on wednesday and there wasnt a foot print anywhere to be found, that proves to me that knowone has checked this trap since last friday at the earliest.