Foxes and Their Toys.

NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,183
Yesterday my friend said someone had stolen ONE of his boots from his poly on his plot.

I said it was a fox and I found it 3 plots away

As if to emphasis the point a fox had left  an old garden glove right in the middle of my lawn over night which I found this morning.

Thats just the 2nd time only thats happened  in the 14 years I have lived at my house...Spooky !

My neighbour found a new garlic hoe on her plot and no one knows where it came from

But we do dont we !!

Foxes just love to "play" with stuff bless them
Never change Tigers in Mid Stream
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,657
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  • steephillsteephill Posts: 921
    Our foxes would collect kids and dogs toys from neighbours gardens and bring them up to ours to play with them.  I found one fabric doll buried in a flower bed so cleaned it up and left it out to dry intending to return it to the right neighbour. The fox reburied it in the same spot! I took it out again and the next night the fox dug up that piece of flower bed looking for it again.
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,238
    Ive given up leaving odd trainers and sandals in the street for someone to claim. They could've come from anywhere!
    not the tidiest of people, I am absolutely scrupulous about picking up my gloves. finding fingers in the flower bed is disturbing.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 3,464
    steephill said:
    Our foxes would collect kids and dogs toys from neighbours gardens and bring them up to ours to play with them.  I found one fabric doll buried in a flower bed so cleaned it up and left it out to dry intending to return it to the right neighbour. The fox reburied it in the same spot! I took it out again and the next night the fox dug up that piece of flower bed looking for it again.
    I had a spaniel that used to do this. He was obsessed with this one toy to the point he had to hide it to stop anyone taking it from him. I dug it out of the veg beds so often that he decided to find a new spot for it. Sadly he decided to dig it up on a rainy day, got covered in mud and then buried it under the pillow on my bed. :|
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Bruges, BelgiumPosts: 779
    They must have had my scissors. 
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,183
    The fox left the glove on my lawn for me to find on Monday morning so I threw it back into next doors garden and on Tuesday morning it was back again. My neighbour is not back till tommorrow so it was the fox again.

    I threw it back again but it was not on the lawn this morning..Wednesday

    As a grown adult i was a bit sad that my game with a semi wild animal had finished :'(

    I will wait with anticipation for Thursday morn to see if he has decided to "play on" :#
    Never change Tigers in Mid Stream
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,183
    Wild Edges

    What a brilliant story......thank you
    Never change Tigers in Mid Stream
  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 409
    Not sure but we think we may have a fox digging holes under our cabin steps and utility building on our rural getaway property.  The holes are fairly deep (around 15") and about 8-9" in diameter, too small for coyotes (we hear and have seen those there) and too large for rabbits.  We found two holes dug under the fence between the pasture into the fenced yard so this is how whatever gets in and out at will.  There is a 100+ acre exotic animal hunting ranch on our East side that I'm sure is the attractant for foxes and coyotes.   Holes seem too small for coyotes (we hear and have seen those there) and too large for rabbits.  There are gray foxes in Central Texas (I have seen them even here in the city!).  One hole I found last week under the porch steps I refilled with the dirt excavated messily on my wooden steps.  This week when we drove back down there, the hole was re-excavated again.  What I find so odd is that he is still alive, as we have actually SEEN 1 or more venomous copperhead snakes slither under the two buildings (the structures are raised off the ground on pier/beam foundation). 

    We know two immediate neighbors that have been bitten by them and said the wound and recovery was just awful.  Needless to say, we have invested in snake gaiters and plan to go buy some snake boots this week.  

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  • B3B3 Posts: 10,238
    What is an exotic animal hunting ranch? 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • mikeymustardmikeymustard Posts: 58
    B3 said:
    What is an exotic animal hunting ranch? 
    Cover your ears (you don't want to know)  :o
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