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The other day I came home from work and saw what looked like muddy paw marks on the patio windows. The mud came from some building work that's going on next door. Just now, I heard what sounded like someone making squeaking sounds with their hands on the glass. Just looked outside to see a fox running away. Anyone else had anything like this? Foxes do have such strange habits - they love digging in the patio pots as well.
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The garden is already the territory. I moved a camelia in a pot from the patio to the end of the garden the other day. The fox was determined to remove the plant info label from the stem. One half of it was one the lawn in the morning and the other half was removed the next night. I thought it would leave the plant alone after that but it's on it's side again this morning. They do have some strange habits.
Frankly I wouldn't put up with it, as many wouldn't if a cat was digging up their garden. They are wild animals with the capacity to bite and kill small pets. Encouraging them to become partially domesticated is doing them no good at all. Perhaps if those who welcome the cuddly wuddly foxes into their homes and gardens were given the opportunity to see a hen house after foxy woxy had visited, or a new born lamb with its intestines pulled out by foxy may change their minds.
mallyh - yes, it is a worry that they are so brazen that they will try to get into the house although the french windows were open until late in the evening during the summer and the foxes did seem to keep away. I did wonder if the council had secretly cullled some as you don't see half as many around as you used to.
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The local foxes go to the local school playground until the bushes grew too tall I used to watch them. The cubs were all over the place on different bits of equipment. Great fun, but agree with the wild creatures thing. Strangely they seem to be doing what early cats did with our ancestors though. Just moving in and adapting to a better for them way of life