I think I trapped a fox in the barn night before last. there are at least two in the area, Steuben with the stubby tail, and Maybelline with the distinct face mask. One of them used to live in our barn, but we harassed them out, and used a bottle of miracle enzyme pet accident cleaner to get rid of the smell. But... There was fresh digging Monday, so I threw some garden tools there to obstruct it, and make it unattractive. Yesterday in another place was a big frantic hole under the wall in another stall where something had dug its way out. A good sized hole, eight inches across, with dirt thrown straight out behind it, just like a dog digging. I wedged the tiny push lawnmower in there. I know they can dig around it, but I want them to feel harassed. The long term plan is to dig out the skirt of the barn, add some flashing or hardware cloth or something, then fill with gravel on both sides. Barbed wire could be buried there, but it may be more likely to bite the gardener than the predators. Nice thing is that I can make a gravel trench that drains to daylight, so it should help keep the posts dry. I just hope I can get through this without trapping kits inside. They say training the fox you have is more efficient than repeatedly eliminating them. I want to train him to be wary of the barn, and stay out of the chicken fortress when that gets built. But I don't want the mice or vole population to explode either. Currently we have hawks and crows and the foxes, and very few squirrels or mice. I'd rather have foxes than rodents. I'm figuring the delawares will eat mice inside the run, if I can keep bigger things outside.