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bodger



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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:54 am    Post subject: Fingers crossed.  Reply with quote

Last evening at around 8.00pm the poultry were making a bit of noise and I asked our eldest to check if there was a cat around. He did and couldn't see anything. A few minutes later, I went across  the fields to feed the pigs and there it was, our first daylight fox in years. It was quite literally only 20 yards away from our ducks with nothing protecting them and nothing preventing it from having an easy meal. When the fox saw me, it ran up the field, right past the fox trap that we'd reset earlier in the day.
For the last few years we've lead a charmed life where day time foxes have been concerned but now I've got something to worry about.
I'll be checking the trap later this morning and I've also put another one in the hedge where it jumped the bank. Fingers crossed for a quick result.
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sandrar



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fingers crossed. It's been a dreadful year around here, this year, not just for me but many others, some wiped out almost completely, others just the odd one or two, all daytime attacks and often with people about
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I disturbed one, 2 o'clock in the afternoon, bold as brass looking for a way into the hens field.
I put two strands of electric fence wire round the perimiter, not seen it since.
Keeping fingers crossed.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a cub running out of the wood where mine are the other day 1 in the afternoon. It almost feels as though they're cheating when they visit in the day  
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bodger



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No joy this morning. Trap still set and wire unmoved. I got two pictures of it on the trail cam, one at around midnight and the other at 5.00am.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to sleep easy tonignt Bodger, B.P has just walked back in the house with a brush in his hand. Raynard is no more.  
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bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

     That's what mates are for.
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a big cub in the trap this morning, That's two accounted for but there's almost certainly a few more about.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet he he was not there long
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I locked the chickens up as usual last night but something must have decided to sleep out. I don't know what I've lost yet but we heard a chicken get nabbed at about half past four this morning.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was one of my Ancona pullets.
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never known as many as this year

Good luck catching him mate

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