Fox is out

@savypat (20248)
United States
October 29, 2011 2:48pm CST
WE have a fox that lives along our creek, this fox has started a game with Sadie Hound. Between the house and the creek we have a nice grass field, and this is prime Fox hunting ground, The Fox loves to hunt the rodents who live there. Well Sadie knows this is part of her ranch so she guards this field from all invaders. She sits for hours watching for that fox. Of course the fox knows about this watch dog, but he has figured how long it will take that dog to get out of the house and make it down the field close enough to catch him. Once the fox hears the dog bark he sits down until the dog gets to a certian point in the field and then he disapears. Let me tell you that hound is reaching 30 miles an hour about 20 feet after she had left the porch but the fox just sits there. It's great fun to watch and very good exercise for the hound, mean time the fox helps keep the rodents down. Hey we live in the country we have to take our entertainment as it comes. Blessings
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Oct 11
I like foxes although they are smelly and can play havoc with chicken houses etc. Sometimes, early in the morning I have seen them wandering home from a night's hunting. They are usually so thin that I don't think that they are too successful. However, they are an essential sight in the English countryside and long may that continue (in a managed way!).
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@GardenGerty (92268)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct 11
If my cats do not get with it with the mice real soon, I may have to borrow your fox. I am sure it is a delight to watch. So many things animals do are entertaining, because it is fresh. Have a great weekend Pat.
@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
1 Nov 11
You know, even though we don't live too far away from the country and even though I go out in the country on a really regular basis, I've never seen a fox, but I do think that watching one would be something that I would probably enjoy. With that said, it is a good think that it is helping to keep your rodent population down, just as long as it isn't causing any other kinds of havoc with your farm.
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@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
31 Oct 11
Hello Savypat! I'd give you all the "fun" in the city for the kind of fun you just shared in this post. I love to observe the behavior of animals no mater if they are mammals or birds, domestic or wild. But the interaction between a hunting dog and a wild fox must be a show to watch for hours. I think Sadie find this game very funny and so does the fox (well, only until the hound starts chasing for him).
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
31 Oct 11
I can understand how you would find this entertaining. I love watching my cats play with the catnip, or the birds bathing in the roof gutter, or the magpies quabbling. Animals are funny to watch. I never see foxes loose, but whenI lived at happy valley, foxes wouold come up from the reservoir, and one bit my cats tail. Some of the local birds have decided that the dog food is good. They sneak in all the time to pinch bits of it. The dog chases the bird out ;; bird just waits for dog to elsewhere, then is at the food again. I get more entertainment out of watching animals rather than TV.
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@dragon54u (31352)
• United States
30 Oct 11
The animal kingdom is fascinating and entertaining. People in general think animals are dumb but your fox would amaze them--most don't know that animals play and have a sense of humor. You are so blessed to have that going on at your farm! I remember hunting mice with my grandparents' German Shepherd. We all encouraged him because the mice got into the corn crib, where the corn for the cattle was stored, and the feed bins. It was great fun for my brother and me, a nice snack for King and an entertainment for everyone but the mice!
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@finlander60 (1776)
• United States
30 Oct 11
Several years ago, while working as a security officer I was sitting at my desk when I saw something waving in the recently harvested wheat field across the street. This happened just about dusk most evenings. Eventually the waving thing got close enough for me to see it better. There was a family of foxes that were getting their supper in that field. I felt privileged to be allowed to witness this action.
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