The `Gossip Girl` star is a keen livestock farmer and owns several hens, and was alarmed to find the predator lurking in her garden but when she went out to snap a picture of the bushy-tailed hunter, it became startled and ran away.
The fox was found roaming closely to one of the actress` hens, however, the actress` quick response avoided an early death for her feathered friend.
In a Twitter post, Elizabeth wrote: "I saw a fox in my garden this morning - it vanished before i could photograph it, but I got the daffodils! If you look carefully you`ll also see a hen pheasant looking very relieved. Mr Fox was probably about to nab her... (sic)"
The 47-year-old star`s keeps many animals, including her cheeky pet Parrot Ping Pong and dogs Raja and Lucy.
Ping Pong has even learned to mimic her speech and the sound of her owner`s coffee machine.
Hurley - who is engaged to cricketer Shane Warne - previously revealed: "My parrot Ping Pong can now imitate the coffee machine. Yes, annoying. She`s very pleased with herself (sic)"