Now I have people telling me everywhere that foxes do this, that is common for them to kill blindly in a frenzy, that they kill for fun, that they leave a mess. I tell you in ten years of bird keeping I have never seen this or heard this. Foxes sneak in, grab a meal and sneak out. I've had domestic dogs do this for play, pups or bored hunting dogs, never foxes. This thing was skinny too, it literally blew my mind he did not even try to take one with him. I've heard stories of them having this cunning, that because I was at his den he hit the house knowing I was not there, I have just never experienced it, and certainly never seen a hungry wild thing kill with no thought for food.
Red fox parents also like to drop off injured prey animals at the den and allow their kits to PRACTICE over and over catching, re-catching, killing and re-killing the unlucky prey. All foxes enjoy eating prey that would gag a maggoty. Foxes in other words are unconcerned with how fresh their meals are.
Come to think of it us humans as well are basically unconcerned about eating fresh poultry.
Edited by chickengeorgeto - 11/17/15 at 11:37pm