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Is this fox poo? And who chewed my gloves 😳

Our neighbour has seen a fox in their garden and told us he thinks it just come into ours too as our light on back of garage kept coming on - we are semi detached. I noticed a poo bag down the garden 2 weeks ago had a hole torn in it and the poo kind of scattered about. I saw this poo this morning on the gravel which I’m positive is not our dog as his poo usually looks different. Then I noticed my gloves had been taken down the other end of the garden and the finger chewed 🫣
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  • B3B3 Posts: 26,505
    Foxes chew gloves and steal footwear. It's pointless trying to reunite the shoes we find in the garden with their owners so we dump them. They're quite partial to kneeling mats too.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 615
    Thankyou @B3 do you think the poo is fox poo? 
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,250
    Well the gloves are very much fox behaviour. Fox poo varies hugely I find, depending on the age and health of the fox and what they're eating. It always absolutely stinks though. 
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,365
    Poo size?
    It is hard to tell from the image what size is the gravel /stones?

    It might be hedgehog?
    Also does it smell strongly?

    I found a soft toy squirrel in our front garden a while back, I could not figure it out, it looked like either a child's toy or a dog toy.
    It was very nice but rather grubby, like it had been played with by a dog.
    If a child had lost it I thought it strange as it was half way down our 30 odd feet open plan front garden.
    I thought a child or accompanying adult would pick it up or a dog/owner would not leave it.

    I decided to leave it in a prominent position near the road, in plain view, anyone regularly walking by or retracing steps would see it, but no takers.
    So figured in the end a fox may have pinched it from somewhere and left it.
    I think anything liftable is considered  fair game by foxes :D


  • FireFire Posts: 17,352
    LG_ said:
    Well the gloves are very much fox behaviour. Fox poo varies hugely I find, depending on the age and health of the fox and what they're eating. It always absolutely stinks though. 

    Oh, my foxes' poo never stinks. They don't drink much around here so the turds are always small and bone dry. I suspect they eat little meat. Perhaps your eats more meat and therefore the poo smells bad - like cats or dogs.
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,250
    They seem to eat a lot of takeaways (raiding bins etc) and, at this time of year, yew berries - which give them diarrhoea. Yum. Now you mention it, there have been a couple of dry flaky ones recently which didn't stink so much (they did once I got close though). 
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,904
    Mellors, good ole countreee boyee, can smell fox or it's poo from fifty paces. I know nothing! I go about in smell oblivion but it looks like fox poo to me and the other clues point that way too.
    Is that a tape worm? Can you see little sections in that white ribbony bit? 🤢
  • bédébédé Posts: 2,978
    The greasy surface and pointed ends indicated fox.  They often appear on top of a pot as a marker.
     location: Surrey Hills, England, ex-woodland acidic sand.
    "Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,250
    There are often bits of plastic and/or string in it too. 
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 615
    Thankyou everyone for your helpful replies. Much appreciated. I found a poo on sone leaves that had collected on some garden furniture Dow. The end of the garden and assumed a cat and the. I noticed a lot of flies around a large pot of bulbs I put out with a thick layer of gravel on top which appeared to be sone sort of poo, again I thought cat but I think after bede mentioned they do it on pots I think my money is on mr fox 🦊 
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