kev van


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horrible little fox

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 22:50

there are at least 2  foxes outside. one was in front garden according to neighbour who text me but didnt stand watching. 

horrible little fox

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 22:46
Fairygirl says:

Get yourself a water scarecrow kev. You hitch it up to an outside tap. I got it because of the hellish problems with cats round here, but they're supposed to be effective with foxes too. It works on the resident squirrels as well if they get within range of the sensor!


Foxes tunnel under my fences to kill birds. They're fine if you have a rural/semi rural position as they keep well enough away from areas you, and other animals, use, but they can be  a b****y nuisance in more urban and built up areas. We had a few at the last house in the wild bit on the other side of our driveway. They caused far more bother to the sheep farmer though... 


Best twenty quid I've ever spent. 


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 ill invest in that in the morning. cheers

horrible little fox

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 22:44
fidgetbones says:

I've seen one up the apple tree, so climbing a trellis should be easy.


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 yes but it's also at a point where its currently easy for a thief to climb over 

horrible little fox

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 19:59

I will not be harming Mr or Mrs fox but i wil be making it as hard as possible for them to use my garden. will have to invest in some trellis 

horrible little fox

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 19:56
Doghouse Riley says:

They can scale our six ft fences no problem at all.


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 thats what i feared. :( 

horrible little fox

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 19:55
nutcutlet says:

I'm saddened by the fear of the natural world.


It's not your fault Kev, the popular press love a good scare story. We don't really have dangerous animals in the UK but one incident makes a good story and takes precedence over real life.


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 TBH i knew of the story about foxes i think in london. I know i scared it and it scared me. I know we dont have anything dangerous in comparison but we are not used to it. It not like we have to have to be careful when we go out to our sheds...unlike my cuz in Australia who poos himself every time he has to move something. My GF laughs cos she lives in the countryside and says she no wimp....yet doesnt move spiders

horrible little fox

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 19:00
hypercharleyfarley says:

It'll be far more scared of you! They can climb and jump quite high if they really want to, so it's not always easy to make any garden "fox-proof".  Two slightly annoying /worrying things about them are


a) they often have mange which can affect domestic pets such as dogs, and


b) fox poo is sticky and smells awful, and dogs seem to love rolling in it.


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 I have a dog who would lose in a confrontation with one. Explains the awful smell of my dog who then hates the immediate wash. just hope they can only climb 5ft 5in fence so they cant jump over my 6ft fence. lol. 

horrible little fox

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 18:56
nutcutlet says:

Scary? it's a fox, not a lion


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 Yep it was with its teeth showing. 

horrible little fox

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 18:31

Hello, we last night saw a fox in our garden we suspected we had a visitor in the garden but no idea it was a fox!!! i know where its coming from under the gate at side of the house. i have temp blocked this off with paving slabs and bricks. Whats the smallest gap they can get under? I know they can dig but luckily i have concrete inside and a public path where i have soil on the inside my boundary.  the one last night we came within 2 ft of each other which was scary. i know i can not hurt them but are there any deterrents i can use like smell of a plant? also do they climb? 

Cordyline

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 21:47

doubt you have problems, poss just natural growth. My parents never really looked after theirs apart from re potting in to larger pots till it became  about 10ft tall and dad build a massive wooden planter.  it was blinking heavy. 


BTW hello

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