Bloomin' foxes

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President Bartlet
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Bloomin' foxes

Post: # 254625Post President Bartlet
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:05 am

Very nasty surprise in our garden yesterday- I saw a suspicious mound and being a bit wossie got DH to have a dig and lo and behold it was the partial carcass of next doors chicken that had been grabbed by a fox about a month ago :pukeright:

I hadn't noticed the hump until I'd cut back some vegetation. Question is why hadn't the fox been back and when it comes back what can I do to deter it digging up my lovely herb garden trying to find the carcass?

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Re: Bloomin' foxes

Post: # 254632Post Carltonian Man
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:08 am

Your fox is probably very well fed, hence stashing surplus food for later. They usually come back for it sooner or later, even if the carcase is completely ganky. In order to avoid the big hole the fox might make trying to find it’s missing grub you could try hanging human hair in nets (or old pop socks) around the place or maybe get your husband to wee in the watering can and use it to scent mark the area. We had big problems with foxes and tried every practical option we could; the man wee thing worked best out of all of them.

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Re: Bloomin' foxes

Post: # 254634Post President Bartlet
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:31 am

Thanks that's a great idea and free too!

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