Flyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2306 times:
Red Foxes are my favourite animal, they are so cool and i have loads of photos of them (from other people so wont post without their permission) Have you got any Fox photos or stories to share here? would love to see them.
This thread if about the animal variety mind! have fun!
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2275 times:
They love eating our chickens and they have some really weird mating calls and rituals. It's just starting again now, the dog runs around the village barking and the Vixen runs as fast as she can away from him! Add to the the horny badgers which chase each other round the garden at 4am making a god awful racket, and you can see the village is kept up quite a lot at night.
Their population has really exploded round here - not because of the hunting ban, but because the local estate breeds phesants for shooting. There are thousands of them, all completely stupid, so for the fox it's like walking into McDonalds for you and me - only it's phesant on the menu.
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
There are an awful lot around here as well. There's a national park nearby swarming with rabbit and besides a few species of hawks, owls and wild cats there's no other natural predator for them around (at least until wolves arrive in a few years).
Obviously they spill out of the park and make a mess of chickens, rabbit farms, etc. At least they take care of rats and mice as well.