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Screaming foxes are driving me mad!

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Joined 15-03-2007
Posted on Wednesday, 08 August, 2007 - 05:29 pm:   

This year, there seem to be loads more foxes than usual around our area (HOP). They wake me up with their early morning screeching as they lie calmly in the middle of the road staring up at the bedroom windows, looking really rather pleased with themselves. When they're not chilling out and are feeling the need to relieve themselves, they come into the garden, ignore the motion triggered sonic deterrents (x2), and leave me a little present in the gravel walkway that runs down the side of the house. How kind of them. Everyday I remove them, and every night the leave another little pile for me to find. The intricate Krypton Factor style assault course I've set up for them is no match for their cunning, and the smelly lion urine pellets that litter my garden must smell like Chanel No5 to them, such is their love of roaming on my land.

I hate them and their evil sleep deprivation tactics. Any suggestions?
Joined 28-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 08 August, 2007 - 07:16 pm:   

Live with them - they are part of the local environment.
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 08 August, 2007 - 09:07 pm:   

I think the screeching happens when they are mating.
Joined 06-07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, 08 August, 2007 - 10:03 pm:   

The house next door is being done up, and the labourers leave their left-over lunch in bags in the front garden. So I'm getting used to being woken up in the wee sma' 'oors by foxes going crazy for fried chicken.

You have my sympathy, Honoracorn. When I lived in Edinburgh it was seagulls that drove me completely crazy with their screeching at all hours of the day and night. It becomes a kind of mania, doesn't it, as you lie dry-eyed and twitching waiting for the first yelp....

Invest in ear plugs is my only suggestion. Oh, and see if you can get to sleep with your radio on very quietly, it might mask the noise of the foxes (once you're used to it), and allow you some shut-eye. As for the jobbies - I have enough on my hands, quite literally as I have a year-old son, and no suggestions.

Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 09 August, 2007 - 08:25 am:   

We could bring back the Forest Hill Urban 'tiny bikes' Fox Hunt...

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