Fox doing a good job for a change.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Stonerowfarm, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Stonerowfarm

    Stonerowfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a pic of a fox with her mouth full of rats. She was trotting down a sidewalk in a very residential area (in a city a couple towns away). She got just past me and then ducked down a driveway and went out towards the woods.

    Now, if the foxes around here would only go after the rats and leave the chickens alone, I would be a very happy camper.
     
  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow - how did you manage to get that photo - shocking to see one out in the day! thanks for sharing.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Fabulous photo! Good fox.
     
  4. the funny farm6615

    the funny farm6615 Out Of The Brooder

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    around here that would be a mouthful of my chickens!
     
  5. Stonerowfarm

    Stonerowfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was the strangest thing. I was driving down the road, saw something trotting on the sidewalk. I initially thought it was a loose dog. I went by it, saw it was a fox, turned around and went back. That pic was taken with a camera phone, through the windshield. I tried to clean it up a bit so you could see the rats a bit clearer.

    I think she was out hunting all night and once she had a mouthful, went home to feed her kits.
     
  6. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great shot!!! And such a pretty fox.

    When I was a kid I often saw foxes during the day, though never trotting down a sidewalk! -- I didn't think they were nocturnal. Are they?

    Who knew?
    Jenny
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    See.. everything has a place in nature..
    We just cant always see it.
    You kill the foxes in your area..soon you may be complaining of a rat infestation... [​IMG]
     
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Oh that is a great picture...they really are beautiful. Looks like Mom getting ready to feed some young ones. They are out in the daylight hours for sure...especially near towns and cities and when they have young ones in a den. I passed a coyote not long ago on I-75...he was going North and I was going South about 11 in the morning. LOL
     
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  9. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great picture.
     
  10. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great picture. Now I wish the fox that got my chicken earlier this week would take a lesson from your fox!
     

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