The fox population in Vaudreuil-Dorion is the subject of much debate in the off-island town.
Some residents are wondering if they pose any kind of threat to locals. Others fret that the town is going to destroy the foxes.
The mayor, meanwhile, is trying to keep everyone calm.
Guy Pilon says the foxes won't be culled, unless they are noticeably sick or ailing.
They may be trapped and released elsewhere, but that's as far the town will go.
The mayor blames a poorly-worded Facebook post for fanning fears that the town is planning to exterminate the foxes.
"[We never considered] killing a fox. We want to catch them," he says. "But the term we used ["pièger"] maybe brought some confusion about what the town wants to do."
Pilon says the town is considering hiring a trapper, but according to provincial regulations nothing can be done before late trapping season opens in October.