Originally Posted by stake
Critters, once they get 'dialed in' on a food source can be a bear to get them to break off...I had a ground hog challenge both me and my 80lb pooch over a bird feeder full of seeds(took an hour to chase him off)...be glad your pooch was willing to toe the line....never heard of a fox being so aggressive...you might want a shotgun with a heavy load...be advised, they will be back....
That fox was about 3 feet away from me and even after I fired a shot at him, he only ran about 20 yards. My second shot was no where near him but he still didn't run. I ran to grab another shell, put a third shell in & it just stood there a few feet from me staring at me. Really freaked me out. Hubby and I think he was rabid. Pretty sure I hit him, he rolled around and took off. I didn't have the energy to track it and my 5 year old was in the house. Till my other half got home the snow covered all the tracks, he walked around the property but couldn't find anything.
Brought the barn cats in the garage last night and used some squirrel to bait traps. No foot prints or anything in the traps. Shotgun was on my shoulder when I went to feed today. No sign of mr. fox.
I'm hoping I got him but I guess time will tell.