- Oct 16, 2012
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- Fareham, Hampshire UK
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Yes ... I agree ...but it's surprising how much controversy there is around foxes - both urban and country - people's opinions are very divided. From my wildlife camera we have at least three foxes and two badgers that regularly visit out garden. The vixen who 'owns' our garden seems to tolerate some of the foxes that visit and actually greets one of them (female sibling or daughter ?) but is very agressive towards another one.There are barren and dry vixens abound and it is possible, the cubs would have been pushed off to find their own territory by now dependent on when the vixen gave birth. Its also 50/50 it could be a dog fox caught. Also its in a garden in Bath so extremely likely with this pandemic the cage would be almost continuously monitored. Who is advocating breaking any law??
I think the OP has found her chosen method so any further debate wont add anything to the issue so best we draw a line under it and move on?
I find them fascinating - yes, they occasionally dig the odd hole in the lawn or flowerbeds and they continually destroy my neighbour's fence as he keeps blocking up the hole that they and the badgers have on their path - they just make a new one ! But .. they are not really a nuisance to me. They all look in fairly good condiiton - no real signs of mange or other visible ailments and they clearly survive very well in the urban landscape.
The issue I have in our garden is not the wildlife - it's the multitude of cats owned by various neighbours ... they prey on the birds that we encourage to our garden and seem to prefer leaving their stinking faeces in our flower beds to their own gardens. I've turned the hose on them so many times that they see me and scoot but - I'd happily take a gun to them if I thought I could get away with it. We don't have a dog at present so there's little to discourage them.