Foxes, and 4am wake up calls!

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Foxes, and 4am wake up calls!

Post by cordyman » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:08 am

We have a local fox, bold as brass wonders round in the daylight, crosses the road in front of cars etc, pretty fearless.

Everymorning on the dot around 4am, the barking/screaming racket starts along with lots of banging in the garden. Usually end up turning the security light on and it scarpers off.

The morning after I find patches of grass that have been lifted where its digging for worms, along with fox poo in the borders and on the grass, no attempt to bury like a cat.

The only way I don't get a visit is if I leave the cats out, who seem to deter it from entering the garden.

I've heard human urine on the boundaries can stop them entering too?

Based on the above i've yet to find out why people like foxes so much icon_scratch :lol: The barking is truly horrific it sounds like someone being murdered :shock:

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Re: Foxes, and 4am wake up calls!

Post by Steph » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:35 am

That noise is them mating, you'll have more foxes soon!

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Re: Foxes, and 4am wake up calls!

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:34 am

Foxes leave their 'poo' to mark their territory, a bit like dogs, but cat spray instead. At least the spray dries :wink:
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Re: Foxes, and 4am wake up calls!

Post by Mr List » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:27 pm

I heard foxes will eat cats, be careful

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Re: Foxes, and 4am wake up calls!

Post by flounder » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:37 pm

Mr List wrote:I heard foxes will eat cats, be careful
They've been known to take kittens, but not full grown, claws out felines.
A lot of predators are territorial so if their paths cross, fur will fly.
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