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    No not the MILF kind- Troll Towers currently has a problem with the four legged kind & since one cannot ride to hounds any more - does the panel have any suggestions for removal

    Would a .22 air rifle take care of the pesky critters?
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    Or if you're one of those bedwetting animal lover types you could use a humane trap (one of those cage things).
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    A non FAC air rifle isn't going to stop a fox, and you would probably get in trouble for trying.

    You can get deterrent products, you can also hire a pest control firm. Or if you really want to shoot them yourself you could apply for a firearms certificate and get a proper gun.
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    Have you thought about dressing up as a chicken and sitting in the garden with a baseball bat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    No not the MILF kind- Troll Towers currently has a problem with the four legged kind & since one cannot ride to hounds any more - does the panel have any suggestions for removal

    Would a .22 air rifle take care of the pesky critters?
    One can still ride to hounds but one is no longer allowed to catch the beggars. Have you tried shooting the neighbours who are almost certainly feeding them? We've got loads of foxes round here and they seem to exist by eating the contents of rubbish bags put out the night before collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    One can still ride to hounds but one is no longer allowed to catch the beggars. Have you tried shooting the neighbours who are almost certainly feeding them? We've got loads of foxes round here and they seem to exist by eating the contents of rubbish bags put out the night before collection.
    I once heard a story about an urban fox that came in to a house and bit a child. Or was it a rabbit? I forget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    I once heard a story about an urban fox that came in to a house and bit a child. Or was it a rabbit? I forget.
    Don't start. We've had enough on here lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    One can still ride to hounds but one is no longer allowed to catch the beggars. Have you tried shooting the neighbours who are almost certainly feeding them? We've got loads of foxes round here and they seem to exist by eating the contents of rubbish bags put out the night before collection.
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    Also check they haven't made a den in your garden, they have a nasty habit of digging themselves a nice little hole that you usually find too late.

    Speak to your local council, not sure if they are classified as vermin in this country but if they are they should do summat about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norrahe View Post
    WZS.

    Also check they haven't made a den in your garden, they have a nasty habit of digging themselves a nice little hole that you usually find too late.

    Speak to your local council, not sure if they are classified as vermin in this country but if they are they should do summat about it.
    They aren't classed as vermin so local councils do **** all about them.

    You can hire your own pest control, but the problem won't go away as suddenly there will be a area for a new fox to move into.

    Plus you then have the issue of your local animal rights nuts targeting your house as any caught fox has to be destroyed.

    I would get a tom cat or a dog that hates the things and set them on the fox. The fox will learn to leave your garden alone.

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