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17/09/2013 at 19:37

For the last few weeks we have had a fox poo on our doorstep  Does anyone have any idea howi can try and get it stop without hurting any animal.  Many thanks

17/09/2013 at 19:51

Are you sure that a fox left it?

17/09/2013 at 19:58

Yes as my dog go's crazy when she smells it and she will roll in it if i don't beat her to it 

17/09/2013 at 20:00

The smell is a giveaway.   

can you physically put up a barrier each evening....to break up his routine?  

A neighbour let his dog poo at the entrance to my drive.  I picked it up, rang his bell, and returned it on his doorstep. Guess what?  No more poo 

17/09/2013 at 20:02

I tried putting stuff in the way and the bugger still got to the step. Always the same step really quite strange 

17/09/2013 at 20:05

How about piece of mesh across the entrance?  

17/09/2013 at 20:09

Could try that but i have a cat which go's and out during the night and don't want her to hurt herself. Would Jeyes fluid work ?  And yes Verdun you are right the smell is horrid 

17/09/2013 at 21:05

I sympathise.  Whenever I come across,fox poo in the garden when weeding etc. it really is eye watering.  Maybe a plastic mesh?  Jeyes might work ..maybe spraying something you could leave on your doorstep?

17/09/2013 at 21:14

There must be something wrong with my nose, I've never noticed the smell. Not on my doorstep though and haven't had to clear it up so maybe that's the reason

17/09/2013 at 21:15

Sorry, I didn't mean was it fox poo (it's fairly distinctive), I meant are you sure that a fox is leaving it there?

17/09/2013 at 21:20

Nutcutlet you are lucky its a foul smell. Yet my daft dog loves rolling in it. 

17/09/2013 at 21:26

Waterbutts, are you suspecting foul play?  

Nut, believe me it's a smell ??ou dont want.  In my haste one day weeding amongst my heathers I vigorously grabbed some foxes poo and the smell was baaaaaaaaad.  Washed my hands over n over. 

17/09/2013 at 21:27

Dogs love anything like that don't they? My neighbour's dog used to come and steal from my bags of dried chicken muck

17/09/2013 at 21:31


It may sound a bit extreme, but you need another large male animal to mark the spot with urine http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1035781/Outfoxed-How-husband-agreed-al-fresco-save-hens-foxes.html.    

17/09/2013 at 21:33

Verdun,yes

17/09/2013 at 21:33
Dovefromabove wrote (see)


It may sound a bit extreme, but you need another large male animal to mark the spot with urine http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1035781/Outfoxed-How-husband-agreed-al-fresco-save-hens-foxes.html.    

 There you go handy chap

17/09/2013 at 21:34

Dove, I'm getting worried about handy chap's doorstep. So. Fox poo plus dog poo and he has a cat there too!!!!!!

17/09/2013 at 22:31
Handy try the Jeyes it works for cats
17/09/2013 at 22:45
Verdun wrote (see)

Dove, I'm getting worried about handy chap's doorstep. So. Fox poo plus dog poo and he has a cat there too!!!!!!

Lucky the dog does not poo on the step and the cat who knows where she go's 

Nutcutlet. I have a 6ft fence around my garden so if someone is doing this for a laugh they too much time and energy ..lol 

Is Jeyes safe for other animals ?

And pet wise i have a indoor cat (his choice) 120 (ish) fish and 2 rats 

17/09/2013 at 22:50

Jeyes Fluid is an extremely toxic product manufactured from tar oils. It contains phenols which are very poisonous. The tins tell you to avoid contact with the liquid and that is exactly what everone should do.

For more info, go to Jeyes' own safety data sheet.

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