I love foxes

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by J Ed, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    During their mating season. I can often hear them in the front garden and jeeeze it's upsetting when it goes on and on and on and on.
    I have nearly gone down to tell Mr Fox to leave her the fuck alone before :D

    Where I sit on the kitchen side board to have as smoke out the window, I can see the road and most nights see one a few times. :cool:
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  2. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

  3. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    Its part of a breezeblock i think.
  4. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    Not much impresses Bob.
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  5. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Imagine that camping out in the middle of nowhere at 3am, 13 years old ,and with no idea wtf it was. :D
  6. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    And a bit stoned, too, tbf. :D
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  7. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    Few animal noises are more alarming - but I would have to put mating squirrel noises a notch higher on the 'OMFG someone is being murdered' list of animal sex noises. Utterly terrifying.
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  8. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer


    No, it's chilling enough in the city when you do know what it is and your sober! :eek:
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  9. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    We had to make our own fun in them days. None of this Playstation stuff. Just good dope and pure terror.

    Made me the man I am. :hmm:
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  10. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese Be who you needed when you were younger

    Foxes are beautiful. My cousins, who live with kangaroos and possums out the back, are always exited and charmed by them if they come and visit South London.

    There's a handsome dogfox I often bump into on my way home from work on a path under the train tracks in Norbury. I can get to within a few feet of him. He meets my eye, sits down and poses like a don :D
  11. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth

    mum-tat usually has foxes living in her garden and cubs every few years

    (she's about 2 streets back off the south circular road between catford and eltham)

    Baby foxes2.jpg
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  12. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Excellent thread J Ed btw. :)
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  13. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat put on an iron shirt, chase santa out of earth

    think i've posted this before, but until i got back in to full time work last year, i had a job where i tended to work late or night shifts - one in inner london didn't seem complete without seeing a fox or two on the way home.

    (old) southwark, if i'd been working at london bridge, seemed to be the most fox-ful patch

    started seeing one at or around my local station out here in berkshire on the way to / from work a few weeks ago, but not seen him / her for a couple of weeks now :(
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  14. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    We did invite pigeons... All city pigeons are feral and related to escaped pigeon fancies fanciers pigeons...i saw a wild pigeon for the first time last year... They live by sea cliffs

    Starlings are the fox equivalent in the bird worked I reckon... Love a gang of starlings in a car park
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  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Saw a fox on fleet street in the daytime recently... Never seen one so central before
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  16. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Ah ok. Didn't know that.:)

    What about squirrels?
  17. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    One thing I haven't seen since moving to London (22 years ago or thereabouts) is fox cubs. Used to see them regularly at certain times of the year when I lived in a rural area. Adult foxes I see more regularly here. I guess they have their cubs stowed away somewhere safe in areas with a higher human population density and associated noise and traffic, and don't let them wander so much.
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  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I don't think there's such a thing as a squirrel fancier ;)
  19. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Starlings roosting on Brighton pier. (And hastings pier, but not quite as many.) Wondrous sight.
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  20. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Bet there has. :eek:
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  21. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    I think it's technically called a murmuration.
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  22. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    If you walk around the Southbank around sunset you'll see lots of them they have no fear of humans (although they are a bit skittish),I was told (and this may well be bollocks) that you don't see foxes often at beaches or riversides because gulls will come in mob handed and attack them,no one seems to have told the ones round here.
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  23. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Hmmm. Thinking about it, I never saw a fox in Hastings. See plenty in London. The gulls also compete with the foxes for the same food - our rubbish.
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  24. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    True, feral city pigeons (rock doves) are the descendants of escaped or lost carrier/homing pigeons which were used extensively for long-distance communication before the era of widespread wired communication/telegraph/telephones etc.

    There are a group of wood pigeons that live in the big ash tree outside our flat, there has been a pair there for as long as I have been here (moved here in 2001), they look very different than feral pigeons as they are much larger and have distinctive markings, and are wild birds.
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  25. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007 (nom.)

    You've never met my dog. :)
  26. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    Is it just me, or is 'pigeons' one of those words where if you repeat it enough, it starts to sound like it's not a real word?
  27. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    The first time I heard one I thought someone was torturing a baby and considered calling the police.

    They are getting bolder and beefier round these ways.
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  28. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Thing is, I hear it out on the moors now and I think it sounds great. Still sends a shiver down my spine but now I know what it is, it's one of those rare treats that nature throws at you. Like if you get to see an owl or a stoat. I love it.
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  29. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Grey squirrels were an "import" from north America, so although they're wild there's nothing natural about their presence here
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  30. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    My family are also imports to this country. I'm shocked you should say this means our presence here is "unnatural".

    I never thought I'd see the day there was such vile racism on Urban.

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