Fox training success

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by koonaone, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. koonaone

    koonaone In the Brooder

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    Hi Folks

    This was a one time event, probably not to be emulated.

    Last night early, I gazed out my office window, contemplating broccoli, zuchini, basil.

    Right under my nose the most beautiful red fox pops up and proceeds to the chicken coop door.

    At 15 feet I had a perfect shot to put a .22 bullet through his ear! ! !

    Added training emphasis was provided by the ricochet through a piece of plywood,

    and off the propane tank. The uproar from the hens and old chanteclair must have made

    an impression as well. That beggar is probably still making miles out of here. TeeHee.
     

  2. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Songster

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    [​IMG] I would say so!
     
  3. wsdareme

    wsdareme Songster

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    Quote:Boy, if you had ruptured that propane tank you could have launched him a long ways!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yeah, if that tank ruptured she might have had the first chickens on the moon.
     

  5. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Quote:Wow... my thoughts exactly! [​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You've only educated the fox. It will return because it knows your birds as a source of food. It will just be more cautious.
     
  7. BWKatz

    BWKatz Songster

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    Can't believe that tank didn't rupture. [​IMG] You are one lucky fellow. And a compassionate one to not shot the fox. [​IMG]
     

  8. GrumpyOldMan

    GrumpyOldMan Chirping

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    Quote:Too much TV? [​IMG] A 25# Propane or Butane cylinder directly hit could possibly puncture if hit JUST RIGHT (more than likely not). Large tank direct hit pretty much never happen. A ricochet through a piece of plywood?.. Only it your dreams would it rupture even 25# cylinder much less a larger one. Lead bullets, which .22 RF is, don’t create sparks and cannot ignite fuel. Movies are the ruination of intellect. Just because it happens in the movies dosen’t make it real.
     
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  9. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Quote:Too much TV? [​IMG] A 25# Propane or Butane cylinder directly hit could possibly puncture if hit JUST RIGHT (more than likely not). Large tank direct hit pretty much never happen. A ricochet through a piece of plywood?.. Only it your dreams would it rupture even 25# cylinder much less a larger one. Lead bullets, which .22 RM is, don’t create sparks and cannot ignite fuel. Movies are the ruination of intellect. Just because it happens in the movies dosen’t make it real.

    I'M not willing to take the chance! [​IMG] ... and how would a person know if they don't try it? [​IMG]
     

  10. willheveland

    willheveland Songster

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    mmaddie's mom :

    Quote:Too much TV? [​IMG] A 25# Propane or Butane cylinder directly hit could possibly puncture if hit JUST RIGHT (more than likely not). Large tank direct hit pretty much never happen. A ricochet through a piece of plywood?.. Only it your dreams would it rupture even 25# cylinder much less a larger one. Lead bullets, which .22 RM is, don’t create sparks and cannot ignite fuel. Movies are the ruination of intellect. Just because it happens in the movies dosen’t make it real.

    I'M not willing to take the chance! [​IMG] ... and how would a person know if they don't try it? [​IMG]

    They tried it on mythbusters. Will
     

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