A fox has killed four of my birds over the last year. Now, with snow on the ground my husband and I noticed just how much attention the birds are getting from the footprints around the coop. We followed the tracks and they led to an abandoned shed not 100 yards from the coop!!! Feel like such an idiot for not figuring this out sooner. The shed is filled with junk, and when Hubby lifted up some boards way in the back he found a hollowed out, soft place in the dirt and a big pile of scat near by. There were lots of prints leading to the shed, including drag marks with occational hind rabbit prints from dragging prey to the shed. Obviously, the fox wasn't there when we were investigating. My husband recently bought a high-powered air rifle and is ready to hunt, but new to hunting. I'm wondering if we screwed it up by messing with the den. Do you think the fox will find a new place to camp out now? What is the best way to hunt him? Hide near by and wait for it to show up? I love nature and wildlife, but this fox has taken my birds and has to go. Any suggestions would be appreciated.