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Polly

Big Fox!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/a...4ft-9in-monster-weighs-38lbs.html

That's the weight of a breed standard Staffordshire bull terrier!  
One for the Pot

The comments made me laugh  

That's a big old charlie, well done Mr Hepworth!  

12Bore

Good shot sir!
That's a nice fireside rug size!
As for the comments,    
Polly

If it was a Staffordshire bull terrier running loose in the wild, people would soon want THAT shot!  
kaz

The comments are to be expected as the number of urban foxes rise and are treated as cute visitors to the garden
Rena

Polly wrote:
If it was a Staffordshire bull terrier running loose in the wild, people would soon want THAT shot!  


horace

That,s some fox
Kirribindi Farm

I was chatting to a boke on Sunday that gets called by a Steggles chicken grower in outer Melbourne to help with the feral cat and fox population.
He grows the chicks from day old to processing weight at 8 weeks.
The chicks are kept in a barn situation.
The farmer was having trouble with feral cats getting into the barn and eating the chicks.
The bloke and his mate managed to shoot three very large feral cats.

Then he was telling me about the foxes.
They tried whistling them up and had absolutely no response from the foxes.
Then they put a bin lid down and piled on Maccas.
The bin lid was soon swamped by foxes.
Seems urban foxes don't know what a squealing bunny sounds like but know all about Maccas.

Jacquie
bodger

Hi Jacquie, for us Brits, could you translate and tell us whats a Maccca is in Aussie lingo.
Polly

I'd hazard a guess at a MacDonalds?
sod

McDonalds same here or Mc Rubbish
Gareth

Blinking Heck! (or words to that effect ) That Fox is bigger and heavier than OZ our collie  
Kirribindi Farm

Sorry yes its McDonalds.
Wonder if urban foxes have a shorter lifespan from eating so much junk food.

Jacquie
Polly

Looks like there's deffo some 'Supersizing' going on!  
Rena

Soy is a high proponent in Mc D's stuff (not worth calling 'food') and soy is well known for 'beefing up' anything...people, animals, birds etc....(it affects the hormones...so kinda like getting steroids...)
Gareth

Is it possible that because of the hunting ban, the effects of growth hormones used in animal husbandry are now showing up in Foxes that would have normally have succumbed to the hounds?


I do know that the animal husbandry anti inflammatory Diclofenac is causing a serious problem in Asian vultures, and has reduced their numbers from 10's of millions in the 1980's  to about 11,000 today.

http://www.birdlife.org/news/news/2008/04/vulture_declines.html
HonkHonk

Hava a look at this.

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?...A%20They%20are%20getting%20bigger!&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnature%2F17270249&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13311145655481
houndtrail

these were big foxes

http://www.lakelandhuntingmemories.com/LostFoxes.htm



http://www.lakelandhuntingmemories.com/LostFoxes_2.htm

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