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messageRe: how to stop a neighbour killing 4 gorgeous fox cubs??
Posted by malumbu May 18, 01:31PM

When I moved to London foxes were rare. Now if went on a stroll at midnight I'd see about four of them. They look at you as if saying "have you got a problem mate". It amuses me. Don't feed them though. Put my hand in some fox doo doo yesterday, not at horrid as dog or cat doo doo, and rare enough (a few times a year) for me to put up with it.

messageRe: how to stop a neighbour killing 4 gorgeous fox cubs??
Posted by first mate May 18, 03:54PM

Malumbu, fairly sure fox poo a whole lot nastier in terms of pathogens than is dog poo!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 18, 03:54pm by first mate.

messageRe: how to stop a neighbour killing 4 gorgeous fox cubs??
Posted by Gaynor Hill May 18, 04:31PM

first mate Wrote:
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> But an incident like this is so vanishingly rare
> that you cannot damn a whole species on that
> basis. A fair number of people become very ill and
> some even die from cat scratches every year but no
> sane person would advocate poisoning or shooting
> cats. Bottom line, other humans probably present a
> greater risk to human life than do foxes.
>
> I would hate to see urban environments sterilised
> to suit the whims of humans. We don’t own the
> world, although some of us like to think we do.


True if we get a bite from anything even a human we get tetanus shot people go abroad with more chance of being bitten snakes spiders etc. The only thing you get from Foxes would be fleas, nature sorts everything out the get lungworm from a parisite in snails and mange from a parisite none are harmful to human, horrible seeing it if you do fox society can help and sadly only one out of three cubs survive there first year due to traffic
We carry disease look what's going on now even winter flu we give to other
Yes pee pee stops them and one cubs have gone in October the female sometimes decide to move

messageRe: how to stop a neighbour killing 4 gorgeous fox cubs??
Posted by Blah Blah May 18, 08:59PM

first mate Wrote:
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> Malumbu, fairly sure fox poo a whole lot nastier
> in terms of pathogens than is dog poo!

Not actually true. Both foxes and dogs originate from the same animal family, called canidae. Both dogs and foxes are carnivores and are susceptible to worms. Both also get fleas. Foxes can be treated for those things in the same way domestic dogs are.

messageRe: how to stop a neighbour killing 4 gorgeous fox cubs??
Posted by first mate May 18, 10:03PM

Yes, but rarely are.

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Posted by supersammyc Today, 12:42PM

they killed a fox (see the photos). maybe the mother?

we heard some shooting of something the other night. an airgun or catapult or something

a long trail of blood on the ground

i can guess which of two neighbours it was. saw one of them today and she said they reckoned they foxes had moved on now. what an odd thing to say!!! "I'm glad - they were ruining our garden" the husband said when I said we'd found a dead one

disgusted with these people.

have called the RSPCA to come round and inspect the body to find cause of death

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messageRe: how to stop a neighbour killing 4 gorgeous fox cubs??
Posted by tiddles Today, 01:08PM

OMG how awful - so does this mean there are some pups left to fend for themselves. Lets hope your neighbours are suitably charged.

God this has made me sad.

messageRe: how to stop a neighbour killing 4 gorgeous fox cubs??
Posted by ED Bird Today, 02:29PM

Sammy, please contact The Fox Project [foxproject.org.uk]! I will do the same as I'd be very interested to know how they would deal with this situation & if there is any way we can at least have these foxes relocated.

You say the RSPCA are coming round to inspect the body for cause of death... These horrific images appear to have been taken in someone's garden. Did this happen in your garden?!

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Posted by first mate Today, 02:30PM

This is barbaric. It looks as though teats are visible suggesting this was a vixen rearing cubs. Those cubs will suffer. Thank you for leaving the corpse of this poor animal for investigation. I hope they throw the book at whoever did this.

messageRe: how to stop a neighbour killing 4 gorgeous fox cubs??
Posted by ED Bird Today, 02:44PM

first mate, my thoughts exactly!

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Posted by supersammyc Today, 03:52PM

"You say the RSPCA are coming round to inspect the body for cause of death... These horrific images appear to have been taken in someone's garden. Did this happen in your garden?!"

actually the RSPCA just left a voicemail saying it's legal to shoot a fox. useless! didn't even come to check how it suffered or what firearm size killed it. And someone is shooting weaponry in densely populated area!

Someone also called 101 but doubt they will do anything.

have followed the blood trail over a few houses but it's hard to see where it started

messageRe: how to stop a neighbour killing 4 gorgeous fox cubs??
Posted by first mate Today, 04:20PM

I am not sure the RSPCA are correct.

Govt advice is as follows:
Shoot
“You can shoot free foxes using a suitable firearm and ammunition.

You shouldn’t use firearms in urban areas for reasons of public safety.

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has a code of practice on shooting foxes at night(lamping“).


Examination of the body will reveal if suitable ammunition and firearm were involved (the firearm has to be licensed).

Firearms should not be used in urban areas.

There is advice elsewhere that if a whelping vixen is shot her den and cubs must also immediately be found and the cubs humanely killed to prevent unnecessary suffering. Unnecessary suffering is a point in law.

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Posted by Annie5 Today, 04:45PM

gabys1st Wrote:
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> A fox in North London bit a baby in cot..


Really? Foxes are generally very timid. Far more likely that a dog (esp if bred to defend and be aggressive) will bite a baby in a cot.

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Posted by supersammyc Today, 05:26PM

just spoke to a neighbour who heard the shooting sounds at 1am on Saturday and then an animal yelp and crying sounds for about 30mins! this animal was not killed in a humane way!!!!

messageRe: how to stop a neighbour killing 4 gorgeous fox cubs??
Posted by DulwichFox Today, 05:39PM

This is all Very Disturbing .. What else is the person responsible for this capable of doing ?

messageRe: how to stop a neighbour killing 4 gorgeous fox cubs??
Posted by ED Bird Today, 06:29PM

If you think a wildlife crime is being committed then you can report it to the Police Wildlife Crime Unit online or by calling 101.

You can also report wildlife crime anonymously to Crimestoppers, by calling calling 0800 555 111.

Website link:

[www.met.police.uk]

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