If it was not for this part of BYC, we would not have what we hope is Fort Knox. After my girls have been in their coop/run since the spring, it has withstood random dogs, salivating hawks, raccoons (I'm sure though I haven't seen them) and as of yesterday...a fox. That fox was running circles around the run and the girls were flying and obviously riled up by something, which I thought was a beagle that gets loose. So I see something crash through a large garden bed and wait expecting to see the dog. Can I just tell you how surprised I was to see a large fluffy red tail attached to a slim red-colored fox (larger than I expected!) come bounding out and proceed to run around my coop and run looking for a way in??? OH MY GOODNESS!! Anyway, we scared him away but wonder how many times that fox has been there. You could tell it was annoyed it couldn't get to my hens. Once again, thank you for posting your stories, it helped make us very cautious!