Posted: 11/02/2014 at 23:39
Please don't take this reply the wrong way. Believe me. This old whatstit loves you lot so much, the last thing I would wish is to offend anyone. However. Foxes will eat whatever is going. Yes, fruits berries etc along with worms. Have you ever sat and watched a fox jumping up and down and then pouncing and drawing out a worm. It's so amusing. Val and I over the years have welcomed foxes to our tiny garden. Our motto was. There is room for us all. In fact the wild life was here long before us. Getting away from the sentimental thoughts and feelings. Any food waste off my table, is readilly shared with the present fox family. They thoroughly enjoy, boiled and raost tatties, cabbage, sprouts and cauli etc. They love the sausage rolls I treat them to, along with dog biscuites etc. For those less fortunate to have some old F*** to care for them. My old dad, now long gone and I have grown much on the then plot. We have experienced foxy digging up parsnips, turnips mangols and the like, as well as helping themselves to fruit off the bushes. Not being crude, but if you have foxes in your area. Take a peek at their droppings. Yes you will find many berries, look further. You will probably find half of your dustbin and kitchen. Bye the bye lily growers. Reynard just loves lily bulbs, to him it's like a chocolate gateure is to us.
Foxes and rabbits. And yes cats also. It is fact that foxy will so often give way to the cat. When it come to chasing and catching a bunny lunch. Foxy is an opportunist. Why chase after it. Wait until it become roadkill or pops its clogs. Foxy and chicken. More often than not. A fox in the coup results in the chicken dying of heart attack. Foxy is so confused etc. Mad chuck burns itself out. Foxy thinks, waste not want not and walks away with a bird in mouth.
Must add. I used to keep ferrets and work them. Might it surprise you to learn. Many times I and my mate have gone to net up a rabbit warren, only to find that foxy also lives in the same hole.
Truly. Life is full of mysteries.
A tale yes. But true.