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bodger

Fox trap?

Typical isn't it? Over the last week or so a local farmer has had his laying chickens plus one duck taken by a fox. He's asked if he can borrow my fox trap, which is fine by me and Pugh I delivered it this morning but here comes the typical bit. After being fox free for months, there were lots of fox footprints all around my own chicken pens this morning.   I'd best hope that the farmers fox is accounted for ASAP, so that I can have the trap back and get my visitor accounted for pronto.
welshboy

Sod's law
12Bore

welshboy wrote:
Sod's law

That's bit rich, how's it the New Zealander's fault?
sod

Thanks 12Bore   Always blame the one not there
bodger

Some big big clear tracks in the mud this morning and because it rained for most of the night and the tracks were so clear, he must have done his rounds early this morning.
welshboy

That means he lives nearby and is checking you out on the way home.
Polly

Them foxes is too clever by half!  
bodger

I might have some fox pictures to show you tomorrow. I've had a couple of dead chickens in my unset fox trap for the last week or so and for the last couple of nights the fox has been trying to get them out. The trap will be set tonight.
Slipster

Slipster <-------- soooo excited
bodger

Steady on mate, its only a fox.
bodger

Typical. I leave the door open for him and he decides to give it a miss.
chicken feed

leave it there he will be back cunning so and so's they soon know when any changes are made (he could have been watching you as you set the trap   ).
bodger

You don't think so do you? Why! The cunning little b******!   He'd have had a shock this morning though, cuz I went out for an early look in my dressing hound and slippers at around 7.00am. As Eric Morcambe use to say "It was nice out."
bodger

I've had a little touch with the foxtrap overnight. I saw that it had been set off but that there was nothing in it. The fox had dug under the trap and managed to get hold of the dead duck that was in there for bait. It had managed to get hold of the ducks head and pull it through the bars to chew it off. In having a good pull at it, the fox had managed to spring the trap.

If it ever stops raining, I'll cut some gorse and surround the baited end of the trap with it. In this way, i'm hoping that rather than get prickled, the fox will go round to the entrance. Its worked before for me, so fingers crossed.
Kelso

Set a snare you will have him much faster than in a trap fella. A good trick when using a trap cage is to set a snare off the side of the cage that way as the fox does a lap of the trap as they do BINGO.
bodger


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