Fox and Friends

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Mumwithatum
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Fox and Friends

Postby Mumwithatum » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:02 pm

We have three really horrible looking foxes that just hang around the back garden.  They are not the end of the world, but they are making out garden their toilet.. which is SO annoying.  What is the advice on foxes? Do counsels help? totally at a loss here.  Thanks.
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sloaney donkey
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Re: Fox and Friends

Postby sloaney donkey » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:20 pm

Their den is somewhere near your garden

Underneath a greenhouse ?

In a bush ?

You need to check the laws and check you can legally destroy their den. If you can, go for it. If you can’t, do not get caught defacing their den.

Otherwise, we should wait for the next ‘proper Tory government’ (Boris? Gove?) to bring back fox hunting and we can have a clapham hunt !

Chin chin !
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janee
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Postby janee » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:10 am

If they are really a nuisance, contact pest control for advice.  If they are not a nuisance, why not leave them alone?  Foxes have been persecuted in the countryside and found that they were safer in towns - plus there is so much food waste.  I live next to a railway line which has foxes but, on the whole, my cats keep them at bay!  

One thing they have learned is which day is rubbish collection day in the street.  The night before they know that there will be bags outside waiting for collection!

What I would hate is for foxes to become on the endangered list because they are inconvenient.
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Re: Fox and Friends

Postby pinkhorse » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:47 am

We had this same problem so my husband googled looking for solutions. Sounds gross but if you sprinkle adult male pee all over the garden, it wards them off. I thought my little toddler could help with this but my husband said it has to be urine from an adult male. It seemed to work for us. 😆
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Re: Fox and Friends

Postby bjmama » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:57 pm

I was going to say the same - male wee - didn’t realise it needed to be an adult but It works!
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