Dead foxes.

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Dead foxes.

Post by Lily » 02 Oct 2012, 13:27

Anyone heard of the practice of putting dead foxes on tree to warn off other foxes?
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Post by Ellen Rose » 02 Oct 2012, 14:01

Yes I have, but never tried it, it wouldn't take too long for the decaying process to start,
plus I don't have a dead fox :-k

I've also heard of human urine or human hair around the perimeters, or better still lions urine, if you can get it :lol:

Do you have a dead fox?

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Re: Dead foxes.

Post by drfish » 02 Oct 2012, 15:34

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Re: Dead foxes.

Post by nigel » 02 Oct 2012, 22:18

Lily wrote:Anyone heard of the practice of putting dead foxes on tree to warn off other foxes?
Funny you should mention this Lily but as Steph and I were exploring the Riverlands a couple of weeks ago we passed this...
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Re: Dead foxes.

Post by NannyP » 02 Oct 2012, 23:14

............and to think women used to wear them round their necks :-&

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Post by Ilex Kent » 03 Oct 2012, 07:27

Have they been road accidents or shot ?

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Post by Lily » 03 Oct 2012, 12:01

I was talking to farmer across the lane and he said years ago when he shot a fox it was hung up a tree, and he wasn't visited
by foxes for 1 to 2 years sometimes longer.
I've never heard of this before so just wondered if anyone has heard of this.

Yes I have a dead fox Ellen, the one that killed my little hens Rocky, Lucy and Goldie and 16 of the farmers hens across the lane.
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Post by Ellen Rose » 03 Oct 2012, 13:00

Ahh sorry to hear that Lily, I'm glad to got to kill him, though it's little consolation for your girls!

I would certainly throw him up on a tree, if he works as a deterrent for other foxes! :evil:

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Post by CP » 03 Oct 2012, 13:10

Make sure it's well away from your house though, they don't half whiff when decomposing! :-&
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Post by darkbrowneggs » 03 Oct 2012, 13:11

NannyP wrote:............and to think women used to wear them round their necks :-&
I think they took the guts out of them first though....... :lol:
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Re: Dead foxes.

Post by Wilt » 03 Oct 2012, 13:44

I bought a tractor like that! They took the guts out of it before selling it to me. :? ;)
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Re: Dead foxes.

Post by NannyP » 03 Oct 2012, 16:12

:lol: :lol:

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Post by Lily » 03 Oct 2012, 17:20

:shock: Nigel, I wonder why they did that?
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Post by humblehen » 03 Oct 2012, 20:34

I've seen this practice before at a local farm, certainly raises an eyebrow. :?
doesn't half smell after a few days though.... 8-[

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Re: Dead foxes.

Post by nigel » 03 Oct 2012, 21:50

Lily wrote::shock: Nigel, I wonder why they did that?
They were quite obviously shot rather than road kill and all I could think of was that, like you I'd heard that some people hang dead foxes as an 'example' to others that they should stay away.

I just wondered what happens if a fox didn't come by road and down the drive, he wouldn't see them then...
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