MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!

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MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!
« on: February 11, 2017, 18:55 »
Hi everyone, ive just been over to fix my sister run and look after her a bit as she is very upset.
She was woke up this morning by her puppy going mad at the back door, she went out to the garden to find an urban fox in her run! A big one at that!
The fox was not eating her birds, just going from one to another ripping them to shreds! Horror!
She ran into the run waving her arms an shouting and the RUDDY FOX jumped up an bit her hand, she grabbed the nearest tool (a metal bucket) and wacked the invading animal in the snout. It backed off then proceeded to jump up and bite her other arm befor juming over the fence to freedom!
I couldnt believe it!
I know foxs will kill for food but from the state of the mess he left he was doing it for fun, the birds were killed, not eaten... an to attack my little sister.....

Needless to say the run has been well an truly reinforced after a trip to the hospital....
Today was not a good day :(

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Re: MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 19:03 »
Got to be so careful with anything cornered or in an enclosed space, a pal was badly mauled by a badger which was in amongst his chickens  :( Hope sis recovers quickly.

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Re: MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017, 19:07 »
Got to be so careful with anything cornered or in an enclosed space, a pal was badly mauled by a badger which was in amongst his chickens  :( Hope sis recovers quickly.

Thanks Barry,

Poor girl cant even make a cup of tea her hands are so bandaged up :(
Luckily she lives round the corner from our mum so she will be well looked after.

David

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Re: MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2017, 19:21 »
Your poor sister  :(  That's a really nasty experience to go through  :(

Good job she has her brother and mum on hand to give her some support and TLC.

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Re: MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2017, 19:36 »
Oh dear that is really awful. So sorry your sister got hurt, never thought a fox would attack an adult. As for ripping the chickens to shreds, that is just their instincts I'm afraid. Just goes to show that chicken keepers have to be lucky every day, the fox just has to be lucky once.😔

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Re: MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2017, 19:43 »
so sorry to hear about your sister.
well done to the dog for alerting her.
foxes will kill just for fun.
watch out he may be back

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Re: MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2017, 20:19 »
A fox will bury it's meat for a few weeks before eating it.
Hope your sis is ok, don't let the puppy outside on it's own as the fox will be back.

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Re: MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2017, 20:57 »
A fox will bury it's meat for a few weeks before eating it.
Hope your sis is ok, don't let the puppy outside on it's own as the fox will be back.

Thanks for all the kind words.
The pups never outside unsupervised luckily.
With regards the fox coming back, is it true male urine (human) will deter him from returning?

Not to be gross, but I have a spare spray bottle.... should I pee in it an spray round her coop, run an garden?

(possibly the strangest post ive ever made)

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Re: MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2017, 21:04 »
you could try. no idea if it would work. the fox would have to be reasonably close to smell it.
do you have a pest controller in your area.  it must surely be a priority to remove the problem permanently!

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Re: MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2017, 08:34 »
Sorry to hear about the attack on your sister and the chickens,do you know if there is a shoot in your area,the game keeper would gladly come and kill the fox,and check the area for you,they are always on the look out as they have their own birds to look after.
Your sister will get well looked after i wish her a speedy recovery.

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Re: MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2017, 18:35 »
Hope your sister is okay

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Re: MidlandBrewers Sister Attacked By RUDDY FOX!
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2017, 10:43 »
They are very scary when in attack mode. My husband had to rescue my birds from the jaws of a fox
. He was awed by the savagery, and he fended it off with his torch.  Beefing up defences is vital as the fox will be back




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