NEW YORK (CBS 2) – A New Jersey homeowner found several Red Fox pups underneath his shed last week.

Paul Josling said he discovered the pups on his property on Van Holten Road in Basking Ridge.

At first he thought the hungry animals were baby coyotes, but animal experts informed him that they were baby foxes, believed to be two to three weeks old.

Experts said spring is the time of the year when homeowners should be on the lookout for baby critters on their property.

“Just about every wild thing out there is having a baby something right now. So we just ask people to walk their properties and take a look to see if you can find these spots before you dig into them,” Woodlands Wildlife Refuge expert Tracy Leaver said.

Animal experts said if you find baby animals, call your local wildlife department so workers can get them to a facility that can care for them.

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