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High rise fox population ? In the penthouse now ?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Pagan Prince, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. You guys will love this story ..... Shows a difference .....

    Fox found living at top of Europe's tallest skyscraper

    Staff discovered the intrepid visitor on the 72nd floor of the Shard building at London Bridge, 944ft above the ground.

    The animal, nicknamed Romeo by staff, entered the building through a central stairwell before climbing to the top. It was living off scraps left by builders.

    Pest controllers from Southwark Council eventually caught the fox after two weeks and took it to an animal sanctuary. It has since been released near London Bridge.

    The fox was first spotted by a crane driver at the beginning of the month. Les Leonard, a pest controller, said: "At first I didn't believe it was up there, I thought it must be a hoax. I've got a fear of heights and getting the hoist lift from the 35th floor to the 72nd was terrifying.

    "On the second day it ran straight past us then scrambled up a 10 foot ladder onto the rafters. It was surreal, we couldn't believe that a fox could go that high."


    An urban fox similar to which I've spoken of before .... and what do they do ? set it free near London bridge ... May the Gods bless the British madness ! lol [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Fortunatley no chickens were hurt in this production ......​
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011

  2. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Was it being chased by people on horses with red suits?
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    LOL too funny
  4. Was it being chased by people on horses with red suits?

    If it was they were bright orange workmans hi viz vests and on a high powerered supper hoist [​IMG] ... That particular form of hunting of foxs is illegal now. They are made to use scented rags and stuff. Not that the mad blighters wouldn't try to get the horse up the stairs ..... Do you think they might "Static jump" the horse down ? ... lol​
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I just found this story and was going to post it too, but did a BYC search first.

    This is amazing!! I wonder what could hold a fox's interest way up there in the air!!!
  6. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Songster

    Dec 22, 2009
    E. KY
    I don't know what would draw a fox up into a building that far, but I bet a few pigeons were "hurt in this production"!
  7. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

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