Fox and hound

@savypat (20248)
United States
March 14, 2010 11:05am CST
I know it's Spring, there is a big beautiful fox in the back field getting the den ready for kits. It drives our Sadie wild, if she doesn't see it she smells it and runs a race tracking it then gives a few barks just to let the Fox know she's on the trail. It's going to be a very long Spring and Summer, I hope the fox will decied that since a hound lives here it might not be the best place to raise a family. I'm going to ask Hubby to take the gun and shoot at the fox next time we see it, maybe that will help it move on. We got rid of them last Summer, so it might work. We never shoot the animal just make the noise. Only time will tell and I must admit I love to watch those little foxes growing up.
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@dragon54u (31292)
• United States
14 Mar 10
You are so lucky to be able to see that fox! I have never seen one in the wild. I understand why you don't want it around, though it would be a good way to get rid of the chickens you don't want. All I have here are racoons and possums but I live in town. My dad, in the country, has beautiful deer and I can't wait to see the fawns.
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@GardenGerty (88785)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 10
I must live in a strange town. It is not unusual to have fox or coyotes in the city, in the parks and even walking down the sidewalks at night. We have had deer run through windows downtown a time or two as well. One year this mamma raccoon had a huge litter in the storm drains. They would pop out at night to go foragine in the neighborhood.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
14 Mar 10
Ah yes the chickens, I hate to see them become fox food, it will upset my daughter. She already lost one to unknow causes, no, I did not put a curse on it. And Garden Gerty on the West Coast there are many wild things, beside humans who inhabit the cities. Coyotes, bobcats, cougures plus possums and racoons and hugh rats as big as cats. The deer eat everything if you don't fence your gardens.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 10
Looks like the fox is invading your territory. I have never come across a fox before. I think it is alien to this country. We have a lot of wild animals like wild boar, elephants and monkeys roaming about in our jungles but not fox. These wild beast only confine themselves in the jungle and some of them like the elephants and monkeys are protected species. Shooting them awaits a heavy penalty from the Government.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
14 Mar 10
We would not shoot the fox, but we might have to live trap it if it becomes to much of a pest. They are a beautiful animal.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
17 Mar 10
It sounds beautiful where you live. I would love to see foxes like that. I am glad that your husband doesn’t actually shoots the animal but encourages it to move on. I can imagine Sadie getting rather agitated at the sight or smell of these new visitors! As I said your property sounds like a magnificent place. If I win the lottery any time soon you may just find me on your doorstep! (LOL)
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
18 Mar 10
We do live in a beautiful place. If you want to see the ranch try our Web page, bluebyyouranch.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
17 Mar 10
I can't wait to see the family of foxes in the field behind my house. Me and my b/f discoverd it one evening while sitting on the back porch. They were beautiful and the first time I had been able to watch them that close. There were a couple of dogs that run the roost back there that run them back to their den but we wait for them in the evenings to come back out in the Spring.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
18 Mar 10
They are gret fun to watch. Enjoy
@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Mar 10
I would love to see baby foxes. Maybe that would discourage you know who from letting the cat out.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
16 Mar 10
Yes wild life is a mixed blessing
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
14 Mar 10
Hey pat! I think that must be so great to see the babies growing up, but not if it is going to drive the dog crazy for the whole Spring and Summer! I guess you have enough wildlife to deal with as it is! How are the Llamas doing? I haven't heard you mention them in awhile now! I hope that the fox thing works out!
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
15 Mar 10
The Llamas are well, they love to lay belly up to the Sun. We are trying to make the fox uncomfortable enough that they don't raise babies here, that's when the real trouble starts.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
14 Mar 10
Hi pat,you have motherly feelings for all animals. This is great. My big hugs for you.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
14 Mar 10
I think i am what you would call an earth Mother. I have loved all baby creatures since I was very young.
@GardenGerty (88785)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Mar 10
I know it is fun to watch the babies, and I also understand that you do not want them making themselves at home in your fields, and that you do not want your dog going after her. Hope you succeed in harmlessly sending her away.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
14 Mar 10
We are designated a wildlife habit so we have many things to encourage all types of wildlife. It's not really fair to have food to tempt them and not make them welcome. But Foxes a agressive and dangerous when they have young so I would like them to den up river and just come to feed here. I'm sure we will work it out. We have done so before.
• United States
14 Mar 10
Hi, Pat! How joyous to watch Nature's wonders! Glad it's just the noise your husband uses to scare the foxes away, but I think I'd be too fascinated to watch the little ones grow up!
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