We have been having a fox or 2 living around us for the past 2-3 months. We have tried humanely trapping, and shooting with no luck. It wasn't much of an issue until today - I think they are getting VERY desperate now.. We went out this morning to find feathers EVERYWHERE! My mum found one duck missing, one with its chest ripped off, one with a broken hock, and one with a slight gimp. These guys are locked in a dog crate at night that is wrapped in plastic - he pulled them THROUGH the grate! Next I checked the chickens that are locked in the horse stall...He got in the stall, took 9 of them (!!!) and injured a handful more...Of course, all of my Millis that I have been desperately waiting to lay! He took all hens but one So we got over that alright, we found some of the old foot traps that we are going to set out either tonight or tomorrow night, and went on with our day - which included making our small coops crazy predator proof. Though I'm betting there are two, and they wont be back till tomorrow... (you need to realize, they are coming out at all hours of the day!!) We have a student over today to help us out around the farm, and she comes up to me after playing with the goats, and tells me that my goat's ear was missing!!!! I go out and check, and sure enough, the fox bit half of her ear off! I know it was him - there's nothing sharp in her pen that would have made a round-ish cut like that, and no sign of any blood or her ear anywhere! She is a Nubian, so you can get a better idea of how much ear he took off! Anyway, I needed to vent...I have been wicked stressed today because of this...It's just so frustrating! It's one thing to go after small chickens and ducks, but the goats??!?! SERIOUSLY! GRRR....I really need to find someone who has experience killing these....And as a note - this is war between us and the fox. I can garauntee you, he will not come out alive!